We’re pleased to announce that Andrew and Matt here at CiteAb have been working with F1000Research, resulting in the recent launch of the Antibody Validation Collection, enhancing the reliability and reproducibility of antibodies in scientific research.

Antibodies are one of the most used tools in any life sciences laboratory; a survey conducted by The Scientist in 2012 revealed that 88% of laboratories use research antibodies.

And obviously to us here at CiteAb, we eat, live and breath antibodies every day, and making sure that scientists can easily find those that will work in their research is core to our organisation.

Andrew and Matt worked closely with Mei Leung at St John’s Laboratory and with F1000Research to launch a unique and permanent Article Collection dedicated to Antibody Validation studies. The collection is supported by an international Editorial Board, containing leading experts in the antibody field from top research institutes and companies.

The F1000Research Antibody Validation Collection

The F1000Research Antibody Validation Collection aims to provide a platform where researchers and companies can both publish their antibody validation studies regardless of the outcome, and look up existing validation articles for antibodies or experimental setups of their interest.

Andrew says: “Referees reviewing validation studies will not focus on novelty and impact, but rather on whether the study is scientifically sound and provides all the relevant information. In this way, we hope to enhance the reliability and reproducibility of antibodies in scientific research.”

You can find out more about the collection on the F1000Research website.

The First International Antibody Validation Forum

A couple of weeks ago we told you that Andrew was off to represent CiteAb at the first International Antibody Validation Forum, held at St John’s Laboratories, and doubling as the launch event for the new collection.

We now have videos from the event available to watch online, so if you weren’t able to come you can catch up on everything you missed here. You can also read the full event report on the St John’s Laboratories website.

Andrew Chalmers, CiteAb Founder, at the Forum


See videos of the the other Forum talks here:

David Rimm, Yale University School of Medicine. Use and abuse of antibodies in the lab and in the clinic.

Michael Mackie, F1000Research. The new Antibody Validation Collection.

Simon Glerup, Aarhus University. Navigating the good, the bad and the ugly research antibody.

Fridtof Lund-Johansen, Institute of Immunology at Oslo University Hospital. Using MAP to test antibodies.

Jan Voskuil, Everest Biotech. Validating commercial antibodies in the most cost-effective way.

Dr Frank Hills, Middlesex University. Applications of antibody technology to research.

John Mountzouris, Abgent. Antibody validation: discovery demands it.