Skip to main content

Table 1 Examples of minimum information checklists from different disciplines, to ensure the reproducibility and appropriate interpretability of experiments within their domains

From: Minimum Information and Quality Standards for Conducting, Reporting, and Organizing In Vitro Research

Name Scope/goal Developer Link/publication
ENCODE Experimental guidelines, quality standards, uniform analysis pipeline, software tools, and ontologies for epigenetic experiments ENCODE consortium https://www.encodeproject.org/data-standards/ (Sloan et al. 2016)
MIABE Descriptions of interacting entities: small molecules, therapeutic proteins, peptides, carbohydrates, food additives EMBL-EBI industry program http://www.psidev.info/miabe (Orchard et al. 2011)
MIAME Specification of microarray experiments: raw data, processed data, sample annotation, experimental design, annotation of the array, laboratory and data processing protocols FGED society http://fged.org/projects/miame/ (Brazma et al. 2001)
MIAPE Minimum set of information about a proteomics experiment Human proteome organization (HUPO) proteomics
Standards initiative
http://www.psidev.info/miape (Binz et al. 2008)
MIFlowCyt Flow cytometry experimental overview, sample description, instrumentation, reagents, and data analysis International Society for Analytical Cytology (ISAC) http://flowcyt.sourceforge.net/miflowcyt/ (Lee et al. 2008)
MIMIx Minimum information guidelines for molecular interaction experiments HUPO proteomics
Standards initiative
http://www.psidev.info/mimix (Orchard et al. 2007)
MIQE Quantitative PCR assay checklist, including experimental design, sample, nucleic acid extraction, reverse transcription, target information, oligonucleotides, protocol, validation, and data analysis Group of research-active scientists http://www.rdml.org/miqe.php (Bustin et al. 2009)
MISFISHIE Specifications for in situ hybridization and IHC experiments: experimental design, biomaterials and treatments, reporters, staining, imaging data, and image characterization NIH/NIDDK stem cell genome anatomy projects consortium http://mged.sourceforge.net/misfishie/ (Deutsch et al. 2008)
STRENDA Reagents and conditions used for enzyme activity and enzyme inhibition studies STRENDA consortium http://www.beilstein-institut.de/en/projects/strenda (Tipton et al. 2014)
  1. IHC immunohistochemistry, NIH National Institutes of Health, NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, PCR polymerase chain reaction