The HPP aims to hold participants and authors to 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 claims of detection of "missing proteins" or novel coding elements require detailed evidence. The first set of guidelines were approved in 2012. Version 2.0 of the guidelines was approved in 2015, and a minor substantive update applied as version 2.1 in July
2016. Version 3.0 guidelines were released in October 2019. These newest guidelines should be applied to all contributions.
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 are made, the updated guidelines will be posted here. Therefore, please check back in this location for a final version before submitting your manuscript. A filled in checklist must be submitted with the manuscript for inspection by the editors and reviewers. Any non-adherence to the guidelines must be explained in the space provided on the 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.