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The BEAMS (Birmingham mEtabolite Annotation for Mass Spectrometry) package includes several automated and seamless computational modules that are applied to putatively annotate metabolites detected in untargeted ultra (high) performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry or untargeted direct infusion mass spectrometry metabolomic assays in a single and automated process. All reported metabolites are annotated to level 2 or 3 of the Metabolomics Standards Initiative (MSI) reporting standards (as defined by Sumner et al. Proposed minimum reporting standards for chemical analysis, Chemical Analysis Working Group (CAWG), Metabolomics Standards Initiative (MSI). Metabolomics. 2007, 3(3): 211–221).

The construction and development of BEAMS was funded through two BBSRC grants in the UK (BB/N023013/1 and BB/L015579/1).