1. promote the international exchange of knowledge and research techniques via training fellowships, instructional courses and workshops, as well as organization and funding for international meetings;
  2. provide expert advice to governmental and non-governmental agencies on the support of human and other proteome research;
  3. collect and distribute information on human and other proteome-related programs and projects;
  4. promote open access to major resources for human proteome analysis, such as databases, collections of DNA clones, cell lines and other biological samples;
  5. act as liaison with other international organizations involved in proteome research and related development and providing support for or assistance with their activities.


  1. Council/board of trustees: Decision making body, elected by members of the organization
  2. Advisory Board: Supportive role
  3. Officers: President (elected by council), a secretary general and a treasurer (appointed by council)
  4. Executive committee: usually consisting of vice presidents who are chairs of various standing committees, assists the president in the management of the organization


  1. Chief Executive Officer of the organization
  2. Has general and active management of the organization and direction over other officers, agents and employees
  3. Presides, if present, at each meeting of the members and Board of trustees (council)
  4. Elected by Board of Trustees


  1. Executive Committee
  2. Nominating Committee