The HPP aims to encourage all participants/authors to uphold rigorous standards for publication and dissemination of results. All data are to be submitted to a ProteomeXchange public data repository, statistical analyses are to be performed to a high standard, and claims of detection of "missing proteins" or novel coding elements require detailed evidence. The first set of HPP data interpretation guidelines were approved by the HPP in 2012. Version 2.0 of the guidelines was approved in 2015, and a minor substantive update was applied as version 2.1 in July 2016. A Version 3.0 of the guidelines was released in October 2019. These newest guidelines should be applied to all subsequent manuscripts and data contributions from release.
The current version of HPP Data Interpretation Guidelines is version 3.0.Please apply these guidelines to all new HPP contributions.If errors are detected or slight amendments made, the updated guidelines will be posted here.Therefore, please check back in this location for a final version before submitting your manuscript. A fully completed checklist must be submitted with your manuscript for inspection by editors and reviewers. Any non-adherence to Guidelines v3.0 must be explained in the space provided on the checklist form.
2016 Guidelines (Deprecated):
2012 Guidelines (Deprecated):
The 2012 HPP Guidelines were in effect for 3 years and are still mentioned here, but are now considered obsolete. Please apply the current guidelines to efforts for new contributions.