Minimum information specification for in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry experiments (MISFISHIE)

Eric W. Deutsch, Catherine A. Ball, Jules J. Berman, G. Steven Bova, Alvis Brazma, Roger E. Bumgarner, David Campbell, Helen C. Causton, Jeffrey H. Christiansen, Fabrice Daian, Delphine Dauga, Duncan R. Davidson, Gregory Gimenez, Young Ah Goo, Sean Grimmond, Thorsten Henrich, Bernhard G. Herrmann, Michael H. Johnson, Martin Korb, Jason C. MillsAsa J. Oudes, Helen E. Parkinson, Laura E. Pascal, Nicolas Pollet, John Quackenbush, Mirana Ramialison, Martin Ringwald, David Salgado, Susanna Assunta Sansone, Gavin Sherlock, Christian J. Stoeckert, Jason Swedlow, Ronald C. Taylor, Laura Walashek, Anthony Warford, David G. Wilkinson, Yi Zhou, Leonard I. Zon, Alvin Y. Liu, Lawrence D. True

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Abstract

One purpose of the biomedical literature is to report results in sufficient detail that the methods of data collection and analysis can be independently replicated and verified. Here we present reporting guidelines for gene expression localization experiments: the minimum information specification for in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry experiments (MISFISHIE). MISFISHIE is modeled after the Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment (MIAME) specification for microarray experiments. Both guidelines define what information should be reported without dictating a format for encoding that information. MISFISHIE describes six types of information to be provided for each experiment: experimental design, biomaterials and treatments, reporters, staining, imaging data and image characterizations. This specification has benefited the consortium within which it was developed and is expected to benefit the wider research community. We welcome feedback from the scientific community to help improve our proposal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-312
Number of pages8
JournalNature biotechnology
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Deutsch, E. W., Ball, C. A., Berman, J. J., Bova, G. S., Brazma, A., Bumgarner, R. E., Campbell, D., Causton, H. C., Christiansen, J. H., Daian, F., Dauga, D., Davidson, D. R., Gimenez, G., Goo, Y. A., Grimmond, S., Henrich, T., Herrmann, B. G., Johnson, M. H., Korb, M., ... True, L. D. (2008). Minimum information specification for in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry experiments (MISFISHIE). Nature biotechnology, 26(3), 305-312. https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt1391