LIPID MAPS provides databases, standardised nomenclature, software tools and protocols for the biomedical, biochemical, and biological research community (academic and industrial) working on lipids.
The LIPID MAPS classification/nomenclature, established by the consortium, represents the globally used approach for categorising and naming lipids and is updated/expanded daily.
The LIPID MAPS Structure Database (LMSD) currently contains over 47,500 structures as of 2022. As new lipids are discovered all the time, curation into LMSD is of global importance.
LIPID MAPS runs as a collaborative open access resource which welcomes user input relating to tools, software, databases etc.
The service hosts numerous tutorials, webinars, podcasts, and other educational resources for the community.