This manual page documents briefly the openms metapackage that depends on all the components of the OpenMS software framework but the openms-doc documentation package. OpenMS offers an infrastructure for the development of mass spectrometry-related software and powerful 2D and 3D visualization solutions. OpenMS offers analyses for various quantitation protocols, including label-free quantitation, SILAC, iTRAQ, SRM, SWATH… It provides build-in algorithms for de-novo identification and database search, as well as adapters to other state-of-the art tools like X!Tandem, Mascot, OMSSA… OpenMS supports the Proteomics Standard Initiative (PSI) formats for MS data and supports easy integration of tools into workflow engines like Knime, Galaxy, WS-Pgrade, and TOPPAS via the TOPPtools concept and a unified parameter handling.


Marc Sturm, Andreas Bertsch, Clemens Gröpl, Andreas Hildebrandt, Rene Hussong, Eva Lange, Nico Pfeifer, Ole Schulz-Trieglaff, Alexandra Zerck, Knut Reinert, and Oliver Kohlbacher (2008) OpenMS – an Open-Source Software Framework for Mass Spectrometry. BMC Bioinformatics, 9:163. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-9-163.

RELATED TO openms…

libopenms(3), topp(1), openms-common(7), openms(7), openms-doc(7).

The program is documented fully in the Tutorials, that are packaged in openms-doc.


This manual page was written by Filippo Rusconi <[email protected]>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3, published by the Free Software Foundation.

On a Debian system the complete text of the GNU General Public License version 3 can be found in the file `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.