|Developer(s)||PiMS development team|
|Initial release||November 2, 2006|
[ (February 1, 2012 ) ±]
|Type||Laboratory informatics software|
|License(s)||Proprietary academic license (Word doc)|
PiMS was a free laboratory information management system (LIMS) solution that "enables researchers to enter data, track samples and report results during the production of recombinant proteins for structural and functional applications." The free version was meant for academic use, though a commercial version of the software was also available.
PiMS funding came from the BBSRC SPoRT consortia of the Scottish Structural Proteomics Facility (SSPF) and the Membrane Protein Structure Initiative (MPSI), starting in January 2005. A working version 1.0 of the software was released was released on November 2, 2006. Version 2.0 of the software arrived exactly a year later, with 3.0 releasing on July 8, 2008 and version 4.0 on January 1, 2010.
On December 3, 2012, the PiMS Project Steering Board announced a commercial version of the software, PiMS Pro, would become available through partner Emerald Bio.
The PiMS development team ended support for the software on March 30, 2015, and development is assumed to be dead.
- sample management and tracking
- experiment and project management
- query tools
- workflow management
- results recording and analysis
- inventory management
- document management
The installation requirements weren't clear.
To download and install a free version for academic use, see the download page for more information.
Videos, screenshots, and other media
Entities using PiMS
- Savitsky, Marc; Diprose, Jonathan M.; Morris, Chris; Griffiths, Susanne L.; Daniel, Edward; Lin, Bill; Daenke, Susan; Bishop, Benjamin; Siebold, Christian; Wilson, Keith S.; Blake, Richard; Stuart, David I.; Esnouf, Robert M. (August 2011). "Recording information on protein complexes in an information management system". Journal of Structural Biology 175 (2-2): 224–229. doi:10.1016/j.jsb.2011.05.009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3477311/.
- Morris, Chris; Pajon, A.; Griffiths, Susanne L.; Daniel, Edward; Savitsky, Marc; Lin, Bill; Diprose, Jonathan M.; Wilter da Silva, A.; Pilicheva, K.; Troshin, P.; van Niekerk, J.; Isaacs, N.; Naismith, J.; Nave, C.; Blake, Richard; Wilson, Keith S.; Stuart, David I.; Henrick, K.; Esnouf, Robert M. (2011). "The Protein Information Management System (PiMS): A generic tool for any structural biology research laboratory". Acta Crystallographica Section D 67 (4): 249–260. doi:10.1107/S0907444911007943. PMC PMC3069740. PMID 21460443. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=PMC3069740.
- "PiMS Defect Tracker - Issue Navigator". Computational Centre for Integrated Structural Biology. 12 January 2007. http://pims.structuralbiology.eu/docs/changes/V1_0_0.html. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "PiMS Community Model". Computational Centre for Integrated Structural Biology. http://pims.structuralbiology.eu/docs/aboutPiMS.html. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "What is PiMS?". Computational Centre for Integrated Structural Biology. http://pims.structuralbiology.eu/docs/about.html. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- Esnouf, Robert (23 September 2008). "Data Management and Protein Production – from Lab Notebooks to LIMS" (PPT). Oxford Protein Production Facility. http://www.ebi.ac.uk/pdbe/docs/embo08/talks/EMBOpims.ppt. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "/frontpage/changes". Computational Centre for Integrated Structural Biology. http://pims.structuralbiology.eu/docs/changes/. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "PiMS Pro(TM) available for commercial use". The University of Oxford. 3 December 2012. http://www.structuralbiology.eu/support/whats-on/news/pims-protm-available-commercial-use. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "Download PiMS". Computational Centre for Integrated Structural Biology. Archived from the original on 05 May 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150505171630/http://pims.structuralbiology.eu/docs/downloadPiMS.html. Retrieved 05 May 2015.