PiMS was a laboratory information management system for use in protein production laboratories; to manage the stages from the selected target protein to the production of soluble protein. PiMS was developed by a team in five different academic institutions, funded by a BBSRC grant starting in January 2005 and by CCP4, with some other contributed effort.
PiMS was first developed for two UK research consortia, the MPSI and the SSPF. It has been used at the OPPF since early 2007. The lead developer was Chris Morris, STFC.