Welcome to AnIML Central

The Analytical Information Markup Language (AnIML) is the emerging ASTM XML standard for analytical chemistry data. It is currently in pre-release form It is a combination of:

  • A highly flexible core schema that defines XML tagging for any kind of analytical information;
  • A set of technique definition documents. These XML files, one per analytical technique, apply tight constraints to the flexible core and in turn are defined by the Technique Schema;
  • Extensions to Technique Definitions are possible to accommodate vendor- and institution-specific data fields.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to serve as the open-source development platform for a new XML standard for Analytical Chemistry Information. The project is a collaborative effort between many groups and individuals and is sanctioned by the ASTM subcommittee E13.15.

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AnIML Workshop at Pittcon 2017

On Tuesday morning, we'll be hosting the workshop session "Analytical Information Markup Language (AnIML) Data Standard in Action". The presentations will be according the following schedule from 8:30 to 11:50 am in room W176C:

Time Abstract Title
8.30 am Introductory Remarks (Burkhard Schaefer, BSSN Software)
8.35 am 1. Vendor-Neutral Analytical Data Exchange Using the AnIML Format (Burkhard Schaefer, BSSN Software)
9.05 am 2. Analytical Data Longevity and Management for Regulatory Compliance Using AnIML Format and Cloud Technologies (Viktor Iassinskii, Sciex)
9.35 am 3. Integration of LabWare and AnIML (Jim Brennan, LabWare)
10.05 am Recess
10.20 am 4. MS Data, AniML, and the Web: Migrating MS Data Curation, Searching and Visualization (Michael Braden, ChemAxon)
10.50 am 5. AnIML Empowers Long-Term Storage and Archiving of GC and LC Raw and Meta Data (Peter Maier, Scion Instruments)
11.20 am 6. Filling the Automation and Enterprise Gap with Data and Device Standardization (Carmen Condrau, SiLA Consortium)


AnIML Workshop at Pittcon 2016

On Wednesday morning, we'll be hosting a workshop session from 8:30 to 11:20 am in room B313. The presentations will be as follows:

Time Abstract Title
8.30 am 1. Introductory Remarks (Burkhard Schaefer)
8.35 am 2. Generating AnIML Technique Definitions (Mark Bean, GlaxoSmithKline)
9.05 am 3. Filling the Automation and Enterprise Gap with Data and Device Standardization (Del Ray Jackson, Hamilton)
9.35 am 4. Instant JChem and AnIML: Curation, Searching, and Visualization of MS Library and Empirical Data (Michael Braden, ChemAxon)
10.05 am 5. Recess
10.20 am 6. Use of AnIML and Other Methods for Software Visualization and Automation (David Cox, SCIEX)
10.50 am 7. Cloud-Based Analytical Data Management Using the AnIML Standard (Burkhard Schaefer, BSSN Software)


Website Moved - 2016-02-17

On Feb 17, 2016, animl.org was moved away from SourceForge to a dedicated cloud server. The new server is much faster and supports SSL. Our old URL, animl.sourceforge.net, will redirect here. Please report any issues to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks.