The Antibody Registry gives researchers a way to universally identify antibodies used in their research. The Antibody Registry assigns unique and persistent identifiers to each antibody so that they can be referenced within publications. These identifiers only point to a single antibody or kit, this allows the antibody used in your methods section to be identified by humans and search engines.
The Antibody Registry includes commercial antibodies from hundreds of commercial vendors and thousands of individual labs. If the antibody that you are using does not appear via search, please add your antibody by using the catalog number and the url of the vendor. Our curators can use the url to find information on the antibody and technical data sheets. Home-grown antibodies may be added as well (additional information may be required). After submitting an antibody, a permanent identifier will be assigned. This identifier can be quickly traced back in The Antibody Registry. We never delete records, so even when an antibody disappears from a vendor's catalog, or is sold to another vendor, we can trace the provenance of that antibody. (Bandrowski et al).
Integration with The Journal of Comparative Neurology
The Antibody Registry is proud to announce that as of May 2011 we are working with the antibody database provided by the Journal of Comparative Neurology. This database was created by Dr. Clifford Saper, who implemented visionary policy that requires a rigorous categorization of all antibodies used in manuscripts submitted to the journal. This collaboration allows the antibody registry to add important links between heavily used antibodies and all antibodies available for a particular antigen, especially those useful for research in neuroscience. The simple search of the registry has also been updated to reflect the relative importance of the antibodies used in papers found in the Journal of Comparative Neurology.