Animal Husbandry in Microbiome Research: 2018 RIGOR & REPRODUCIBILITY SURVEY

Posted by: | September 18, 2018 | Comments

Animal Husbandry in Microbiome Research: 2018 RIGOR & REPRODUCIBILITY SURVEY

The directors of the NIH funded Digestive Disease Research Core Centers (DDRCC) are conducting a survey to examine the perceptions of how animal husbandry and experimental practices influence microbiome data variability.

DDRCC

In March 2018, representatives from six of the eighteen DDRCC gathered for their annual Midwest Alliance meeting to discuss the latest findings in digestive and liver disease-related research. One outcome of the meeting was the decision to conduct a survey to assess perceptions on how animal husbandry and experimental practices influence microbiome data variability.

Purpose of the Survey

The objective of this online survey is to determine the perception of investigators involved in animal research on how animal husbandry and experimental practices influence microbiome data variability. Survey Link

The Survey

This survey is a web-based survey to provide perceptions and experimental practices in animal husbandry and microbiome research. The survey is 11 multiple choice questions and should take 5 to 8 minutes to complete.

Why should I participate in the survey?

No actual data exists pertaining to the current knowledge describing the perception of investigators involved in animal research on how animal husbandry and experimental practices influence microbiome data variability. Factors have been identified that bias microbiome research. This survey will function to determine the current perception of investigators in an effort to develop a consensus that can be implemented throughout microbiome research practices.

Contact Information

The researchers conducting this study are Abigail Basson, PhD (Post-Doctoral Fellow) and Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios, DVM, PhD (Assistant Professor). If you have any questions regarding the study, you may contact them at (216) 368-1668 or at axb860@case.edu or axr503@case.edu.

There is more information available on the survey introductory webpage and can be accessed following this link.






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