The ICLAC Resources for Authentication Testing survey is focused on testing to detect cross-contaminated and otherwise misidentified cell lines.
The survey is written for scientists who use cell lines or biosamples in their research.  If you authenticate your cell lines – either yourself, or by sending samples to a core facility or external testing service – your experience can help us plan for the future.  But whether you authenticate your samples or not, all scientists are encouraged to complete the survey to give ICLAC an understanding of what you test, how you test, and identify the critical obstacles that hinder testing. The goal of this survey is to identify solutions to make authentication accessible to our entire community.  The survey has 25 questions and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
The International Cell Line Authentication Committee (ICLAC) is a voluntary and independent group of scientists that aims to make misidentified cell lines more visible and promote authentication testing as a solution to this important problem.  Members and Partner Organizations come from six countries – Australia, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and USA.
More information can be found at http://iclac.org/.  ICLAC’s list of cross-contaminated or otherwise misidentified cell lines can be found at http://iclac.org/databases/cross-contaminations/.  For questions about the survey, please email info@iclac.org.

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