MIRAGE stands for “Minimum Information Required for A Glycomics Experiment”. Since 2011, the MIRAGE Commission is supported and – together with scientists from the University of Georgia – coordinated by the Beilstein-Institut.
The aim of the MIRAGE project is to improve the quality of glycomics data in the scientific literature. Researchers seeking to understand the biochemical structure–function relationships of carbohydrates require detailed descriptions of the assay conditions and the experimental results. Currently, these data are insufficiently reported in the literature. The MIRAGE project focuses on the development of publication guidelines for the data presentation for glycomics research.