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Developer(s) Metabolomics Australia
Initial release July 30, 2009 (2009-07-30) (RELEASE4)[1]
Stable release

1.14  (May 29, 2016; 3 years ago (2016-05-29))

Preview release none [±]
Written in Python
Operating system platform-independent
Type Laboratory informatics software
License(s) GNU Public License v3.0

MASTR-MS is a modular laboratory information management system (LIMS) that handles metabolomics experiments and data, including the tracking and recording of metadata.

Product history

It's not entirely clear, but the earliest documented beginnings of MASTR-MS are found with the first major project commits on July 30, 2009 on GitHub.[1] The project was born out of a collaboration between Metabolomics Australia (founded in 2007) and the Australian Bioinformatics Facility at Murdoch University, where a "large number of projects and clients/collaborators" necessitated "the development of a flexible LIMS for capturing experimental and analytical [metabolomics] data..."[2] Early releases in 2010 featured sample tracking, data management, and experiment definition, with future updates anticipating the addition of experiment design tools.[3] Later iterations in 2014 saw the software become organized into three distinct modules: user, sample, and data management.[4][5]

The last major update on GitHub was 1.14, released on May 29, 2016.[6] However, a paper detailing the system was published in February 2017.[7]


Features of MASTR-MS include[8]:

  • user registrations
  • role-based security
  • node management
  • experiment managements
  • rule generators
  • sample management
  • data sync
  • data import

Hardware/software requirements

The server software is made to run on Debian, Ubuntu, or CentOS environments. The data sync client can be installed via a Windows installer or manually by downloading the source code. Consult the documentation for more information.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Entities using MASTR-MS

Centre for Comparative Genomics at Murdoch University, Metabolomics Australia

Further reading

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "RELEASE4". GitHub, Inc. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  2. Dayalan, S.; O'Callaghan, S.; DeSouza, D.P. et al. (May 2012). "Metabolomics Australia and its Bioinformatics Capabilities". MetaboNews (10). 
  3. "Bioplatforms Australia Ltd. Annual Report 2010" (PDF). Bioplatforms Australia Ltd.. 2010. pp. 28. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  4. "MASTR-MS: Metabolomics Australia Sample Tracking System". Plant & Animal Genome Asia 2014. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  5. "Metabolomics 2014" (PDF). Metabolomics Society. 2014. p. 59. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  6. "MASTR-MS Releases". GitHub, Inc. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  7. Hunter, A.; Dayalan, S.; De Souza, D. et al. (2017). "MASTR-MS: A web-based collaborative laboratory information management system (LIMS) for metabolomics". Metabolomics 13: 14. doi:10.1007/s11306-016-1142-2. PMC PMC5192047. PMID 28090199. 
  8. "Using the System". Mastr-MS. Centre for Comparative Genomics. Retrieved 11 April 2017.