Your method in DB-ALM
Experts and researchers working on advanced and alternative approaches are invited to share their methodology with our user community. We accept new method summaries and protocols or proposals for updates to those already available in our collection, provided that they meet our Content Criteria.
Minimum acceptance criteria for including a non-animal method into DB-ALM
- The proposed method must refer to scientific models/methods/approaches relevant in biomedical and/or toxicological studies and not entailing the use of whole living animals, e.g.: methods for routine toxicity testing of chemicals; safety, efficacy or biocompatibility testing of medicinal products as well as mechanistic studies for research or regulatory purposes.
- The method will be accepted if backed up by publications in a peer-reviewed scientific journal(s) and/or developed/optimised during (inter)national projects (including EU Framework Programs) or validation studies.
- The method can be at any stage of development, validation and/or acceptance.
- Precise and comprehensive information has to be provided in compliance with the requirements for content as specified in the respective “Content Criteria Documents”.
Method Summary FormatThe reporting format in Word can be downloaded from here: Method Summary
Please consult the Content Criteria Document for guidance on the compilation of the data sheet. A standard operating procedure or additional documents such as study reports, test materials and results, scripts, calculation sheets or movies, can be appended to the Method Summary. Alternatively, a Protocol data sheet can be compiled with the relevant attachments.
Protocol FormatThe reporting format in Word can be downloaded from here: Protocol
Please consult the Content Criteria Document for guidance on the compilation of the data sheet.
- Not all sections are all mandatory. The information provided depends on the type of the method (e.g. experimental methods are realised differently than computational ones), its intended use and development status.
- In the DB-ALM context the term "method" is simultaneously used as a common name to designate different approaches, assays, testing strategies, experimental or computational models.
Please send all compiled documents and attachments to email@example.com
Should you have any other questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact us.
We are currently working on an interactive online application to create, edit and track the publication progress of the method descriptions.