- A non-redundant set of protein-protein interaction data from a broad taxonomic range of organisms
- Expertly curated from direct submissions or peer-reviewed journals to a consistent high standard.
- Available in standard formats MITAB or PSI-MI XML 2.5
- Provided by a network of participating major public domain databases.
Orchard, S., et al.
IMEx is funded by the European Commission under PSIMEx, contract number FP7-HEALTH-2007-223411
The MPIDB database  will cease active curation as of 30th November 2012. The database will remain in the public domain and curated records will be available from the ftp site for the foreseeable future but will not be updated. Under the IMEx consortium agreement, IMEx records curated by MPIDB will be transferred to another IMEx partner for updates including protein annotations and improved data access – in this case the IntAct molecular interaction database at the EBI (www.ebi.ac.uk/intact). From December 2012 IntAct will maintain a MPIDB IMEx server and make the MPIDB IMEx collection available via the IntAct website and ftp site. It is anticipated that, with time, these records will no longer exactly correspond to the frozen records at the MPIDB IMEx FTP site, as records are updated by the IntAct team with minor anticipated changes including more recent protein annotations. Researchers who use entries of the MPIDB collection (either via IntAct services or the MPIDB FTP site) are encouraged to cite IMEx  as well as MPIDB.
 Kerrien et al. Nucleic Acids Res 2012 (40) page info:d841-6
 Goll et al. Bioinformatics 2008 (24) ] page info:1743-4
 Orchard et al. Nat Methods 2012 (9) 345-350
IMEx Overview Video
An overview of the IMEx website is now available on youtube here
Course Title: Networks and Pathways Bioinformatics for Biologists
Organisers: EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, Nr Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK
Date: 8 - 12 July 2013
Venue: EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton Cambridge