This worksheet for human cell line authentication can help scientists to determine if STR profiles from two cell line samples are related. The worksheet uses match criteria from a Standard for human cell line authentication.  To cite the match criteria or learn more, please ...

This document was written to set out the essential steps for authenticating human cell lines. The Guide focuses on short tandem repeat (STR) profiling, as a widely used and accepted authentication method.  The Guide includes sections on: Preparing starting material for ...

This document takes the most important things a scientist needs to know about authenticating cell lines and squeezes that information into two pages for quick and easy reference. The document summarizes what you need to consider when: Planning a project or grant ...

Common cell culture terms are defined in the Guidelines for the Use of Cell Lines in Biomedical Research, which is available online.  ICLAC has included additional definitions as part of its Terms of Reference, some of which are copied here. See ICLAC Terms ...