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If you are involved in research and would like to contribute more resources to the pages, please feel free to contact Louise King so that we can all work together to enhance standards of medical research.

Resources for researchers - Getting it done

This page includes laboratory and clinical techniques, and ethical guidelines for clinical research.

General resources
In vivo
In vitro

General resources

Special Stains Guide
  • Guide to special stains in a range of settings - liver biopsies, neuropathology, fungal infections and many more

(Recommended by Lucia Cerundolo)

Person(s) with expertise: Sandrine Rendel - staining

Systematic reviews

  • An online tool for screening references for systematic reviews, including automated AI screening

(Recommended by Simon Knight)

In vivo

Guide for Immunohistochemistry by DAKO
  • Comprehensive guide to immunohistochemical staining
  • Good for researchers with no experience in this technique, but also a good reference to those who are experienced

(Recommended by Lucia Cerundolo)

Person(s) with expertise: Sandrine Rendel - staining

  • A website containing many video demonstrations on technical laboratory techniques and skills

(Recommended by Fadi Issa)

Protein Biology Learning Center
  • A website on protein analysis methods and technologies

(Recommended by Paul Bateman)

  • Contains protocols and advice on using plasmid tools, including gene editing

(Recommended by Srinivasa Rao Rao)

In vitro

There are currently no recommendations.


GCP Online Course
  • GCP (Good Clinical Practice) - international ethical, scientific and practical standard for clinical research
  • This course is open to everyone in Oxford; online registration is required

(Recommended by Simon Knight)

  • Clinical Trials and Research Governance - a team supporting Oxford University clinical resarchers
  • This site includes many University guidelines on ethical review 

(Recommended by Simon Knight)

  • Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials - includes a 25-item checklist and a flow diagram for reporting randomised controlled trials
  • Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials - includes a 33-item checklist which provide recommendations for a minimum set of scientific, ethical, and administrative elements in a clinical trial protocol

(Recommended by Simon Knight)

  • Strengthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology - has a checklist of items that should be included in articles for observational studies


The Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU) logo

  • The Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU) is a multidisciplinary team who provide training and support for the development of surgical trials and future trialists.

(Recommended by Claire Thomson)