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Introducing the Lipidomics Minimal Reporting Checklist

The rapid increase in lipidomic data has triggered a community-based movement to develop guidelines and minimum requirements for generating, reporting and publishing lipidomic data. The creation of a dynamic checklist summarizing key details of lipidomic analyses using a common language has the potential to harmonize the field by improving both traceability and reproducibility.

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Fig. 1: Graphical overview of the Lipidomics Minimal Reporting Checklist concept.


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This is an effort by the International Lipidomics Society. We thank Stefan Lehneis for his help with the website.

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J.G.M., C.S.E., D.K. and M.K. contributed equally, wrote the manuscript and developed the online checklist. D.K. programmed the online checklist system. J.A., Makoto A., Masanori A., E.S.B., J.BM., J.A.B., B.B., S.R.E., M.F., W.J.G., X.H., J.H., N.H., J.P.K., H.C.K., T.W.M., V.B.O., D. Saigusa, D. Schwudke, A.S., C.Z.U., M.R.W., M.W., D.W. and Y.X. discussed and contributed to the manuscript. R.A., G.L. and K.E. jointly coordinated this work, wrote the manuscript and developed the online checklist. All authors annotated data and approved of the final manuscript.

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Correspondence to Robert Ahrends, Gerhard Liebisch or Kim Ekroos.

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Kim Ekroos is the owner of Lipidomics Consulting Ltd.

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McDonald, J.G., Ejsing, C.S., Kopczynski, D. et al. Introducing the Lipidomics Minimal Reporting Checklist. Nat Metab 4, 1086–1088 (2022).

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