Here you can find Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and laboratory protocols generated in projects from the German BMBF sponsorship program as well as from other European research projects. A SOP template compiled in the project DaNa is available for Download.

 

Standard Operating Procedures - validated

The term "Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)" describes specific actions within a certain process. The International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) defines SOPs as "detailed, written instructions to achieve uniformity of the performance of a specific function". Frequently recurring work processes are described in text form and explained to the executing persons at hand.

From creation to implementation of a SOP, the following steps are always associated:

  • Documentation (for example description of a process)
  • Examination by a second person with signature and applied criteria
  • Information and training of those concerned
  • Change Management

 

A SOP includes a unique identification, a validity date or period, a version number, and the names of the creator, auditor and the deallocating person with the respective signatures. It should be clear who specified what and when thereby ensuring traceability at all times.

 

DaNa SOP-Template

On the basis of careful scientific practise, the DaNa project team has compiled a SOP-template for nano-specific application areas. In this section, you will find the DaNa SOP-template for Download as a Word document with important notes for filling in the SOP-Template.

Please use this Word-Document as your SOP-template. First you need to delete the blue instructions, then fill in the respective text fields and save the document in the PDF format.

 

 

Standard Operating Procedures (validated) & Lab Protocols (not validated)

In the table, you will find validated standard operating procedures (SOP) as well as experimental documentation (laboratory protocols, not validated by second person) with regard to nanotoxicology assessment from national and European research projects. The projects or the authors listed in the protocol documents are solely responsible for the content!

 

Category

Title

Type

Document

Physico-Chemical Properties



nanOxiMet (2016) "Size distribution analysis by spray characterisation v1.0" SOP (PDF, 355 KB)
nanOxiMet (2016) "Particle size and zeta potential analysis via DLS/ELS v1.1" SOP (PDF, 166 KB)
nanOxiMet (2016) "Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Analysis of Nanoparticle Samples v1.0" SOP (PDF, 176 KB)
nanOxiMet (2016) "NMR spectroscopy analysis for specific surface area determination v1.0" SOP (PDF, 173 KB)
nanOxiMet (2016) "Specific surface area analysis by BET theory v1.0" SOP (PDF, 159 KB)
nanOxiMet (2016) "UV/VIS and optical band gap identification of NM suspensions v1.0" SOP (PDF, 187 KB)
nanOxiMet (2016) "pH and Redox Potential Analysis v1.0" SOP (PDF, 120 KB)
NanoIndEx Report D2.2 (2016) "NanoIndEx - Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), DELIVERABLE NO. D2.2., v4.0" SOP (PDF, 453 KB)
Sample Preparation


NanoKon (2012) "Detection and semi-Quantification of Endotoxin Contaminations in Nanoparticle Suspensions 2.2.2, v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 94 KB)
NanoKon (2013) "Profiling of the nanomaterial-protein corona v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 170 KB)
Fe-NANOSIT (2013) "Dispersion of Carbo-Iron® Suspensions for Ecotoxicological Testing v1.0" SOP (PDF, 70 KB)
Fe-NANOSIT (2014) "Dispersion of Zeolite Suspensions for Ecotoxicological Tests v2.0" SOP (PDF, 70 KB)
NanoGEM (2011) "Preparing suspensions of nanomaterials in serum-containing medium v2.0" SOP (PDF, 94 KB)
nanOxiMet (2016) "Nanoparticle suspension preparation by cup horn sonication v1.1" SOP (PDF, 205 KB)
nanOxiMet (2016) "Procedure for solubility testing of NM suspensions v1.0" SOP (PDF, 157 KB)
nanOxiMet (2014) "EPR spectroscopy analysis using the spin probe CPH v1.0" SOP (PDF, 181 KB)
nanOxiMet (2014) "EPR spectroscopy analysis using the spin trap DMPO for OH• detection v1.0" SOP (PDF, 184 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Suspending and diluting Nanomaterials - carbon based v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 350 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Suspending and diluting Nanomaterials - Metal Oxides and NM purchased as monodisperse suspensions v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 340 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Efficiency testing for quantitative real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 730 KB)
Biological Test Methods NanoGEM (2012) "Short-Term Inhalation Study in Rats for Testing of Nanomaterials v.1.1" SOP (PDF, 410 KB)
NanoGEM (2012) "Assessing exposure to nanomaterials, following a tiered approach v.1.1" SOP (PDF, 704 KB)
nanOxiMet (2015) "Cellular DCF-DA assay v1.0" SOP (PDF, 330 KB)
nanOxiMet (2014) "Cellular viability - WST-1 assay Protocol for adherent cells v2.0" SOP (PDF, 191 KB)
nanOxiMet (2015) "Cellular viability - WST-1 assay in NR8383 macrophages v1.0" SOP (PDF, 245 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Culturing A549 cells v1.1" *Update*
Lab-Protocol (PDF, 350 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Culturing and differentiating THP-1 cells v1.1" *Update*
Lab-Protocol (PDF, 380 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Alkaline single cell gel electrophoresis in A549 cells v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 645 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Alkaline single cell gel electrophoresis in THP-1 cells v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 650 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Detection of cytokine release in A549 cells v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 1.0 MB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "NM interference in an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 1.7 MB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Detection of cytokine release in THP-1 cells v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 1.2 MB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Detection of cytokine expression in A549 cells v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 1.1MB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Detection of cytokine and Nrf2 signaling pathway component expression in THP-1 cells v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 1.1 MB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Detection of reactive oxygen species in A549 cells v1.1" *Update*
Lab-Protocol (PDF, 1.1 MB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "NM interference in the DCF assay v1.1" *Update*
Lab-Protocol (PDF, 540 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Detection of reactive oxygen species in THP-1 cells v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 1.2 MB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "Flow cytometric Annexin V/Propidium Iodide measurement in A549 cells v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 612 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "NM interference in the flow cytometric Annexin V/Propidium Iodide measurement v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 766 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "MTS assay in A549 cells v1.1" *Update*
Lab-Protocol (PDF, 1.3 MB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "NM interference in the MTS assay v1.1" *Update*
Lab-Protocol (PDF, 600 KB)
V.I.G.O. (2014) "MTS assay in THP-1 cells v1.1" *Update*
Lab-Protocol (PDF, 700 KB)
Other Nanommune (2011) "Quality Handbook - Standard Procedures for Nanoparticle Testing, 23.10.2011, v1.0" Lab-Protocol (PDF, 927 KB)