The experimental workflow capture form is an institute overview form to capture how the phenotyping procedures are implemented. The questions have been based on the requirements of the Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments guidelines (ARRIVE)(Kilkenny PLOS One 2010), and Gold Standard Publication Checklist (GSPC) reporting guidelines (Hooijmans ATLA 2010).
Data is collected at a minimum annually.
To account for variation within an institution across pipelines or projects, there is an option to submit up to two blocks of information which are distinguished by the pipeline and project information provided.
The questions are based on the ontology developed to describe experimental implementation by the IMPC Statistics technical group. The ontology can be examined at http://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/3180