Minimum Information about a Cardiac Electrophysiology Experiment (MICEE): Standardised reporting for model reproducibility, interoperability, and data sharing
Quinn TA., Granite S., Allessie MA., Antzelevitch C., Bollensdorff C., Bub G., Burton RAB., Cerbai E., Chen PS., Delmar M., DiFrancesco D., Earm YE., Efimov IR., Egger M., Entcheva E., Fink M., Fischmeister R., Franz MR., Garny A., Giles WR., Hannes T., Harding SE., Hunter PJ., Iribe G., Jalife J., Johnson CR., Kass RS., Kodama I., Koren G., Lord P., Markhasin VS., Matsuoka S., McCulloch AD., Mirams GR., Morley GE., Nattel S., Noble D., Olesen SP., Panfilov AV., Trayanova NA., Ravens U., Richard S., Rosenbaum DS., Rudy Y., Sachs F., Sachse FB., Saint DA., Schotten U., Solovyova O., Taggart P., Tung L., Varró A., Volders PG., Wang K., Weiss JN., Wettwer E., White E., Wilders R., Winslow RL., Kohl P.
Cardiac experimental electrophysiology is in need of a well-defined Minimum Information Standard for recording, annotating, and reporting experimental data. As a step towards establishing this, we present a draft standard, called Minimum Information about a Cardiac Electrophysiology Experiment (MICEE). The ultimate goal is to develop a useful tool for cardiac electrophysiologists which facilitates and improves dissemination of the minimum information necessary for reproduction of cardiac electrophysiology research, allowing for easier comparison and utilisation of findings by others. It is hoped that this will enhance the integration of individual results into experimental, computational, and conceptual models. In its present form, this draft is intended for assessment and development by the research community. We invite the reader to join this effort, and, if deemed productive, implement the Minimum Information about a Cardiac Electrophysiology Experiment standard in their own work. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.