Data standards for minimum information collection for antibody therapy experiments

Protein Eng Des Sel. 2009 Mar;22(3):221-4. doi: 10.1093/protein/gzp003.


Research groups developing antibody therapies generate diverse data sets; the value of these sets would be compounded when shared or amalgamated. A complete amalgamation of diverse data sets requires data standards for information collection during experiments. We propose to define elements of the data standards in the form of common data elements (CDEs) in order to clarify each experiment's targets and data values. We have created a set of core information elements which we suggest should be collected from antibody therapy experiments. We propose these as a basis for community consultation with a view to defining a set of data standards which can be developed under the auspices of the Antibody Society.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Data Collection / standards*
  • Database Management Systems / standards
  • Humans
  • Immunotherapy / standards*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / standards
  • Research / standards*
  • Vocabulary, Controlled