EcoFAB ring trials

A series of ring trials has been designed to assess the reproducibility of EcoFAB devices by conducting identical experiments across multiple laboratories. In Ring Trial 1, focusing on EcoFAB 1.0, the aim was to validate reproducible outcomes in both plant physiology and soil metabolite depletion. Building on this, the primary goal of Ring Trial 2 is to showcase the consistent formation of the root microbiome, metabolite production, and plant growth across five institutions, utilizing the advanced EcoFAB 2.0 system.

EcoFAB 1.0 ring trial

EcoFAB 1.0 ring trial protocol

Sasse, J., Kant, J., Cole, B. J., Klein, A. P., Arsova, B., Schlaepfer, P., … Northen, T. R. (2019). Multilab EcoFAB study shows highly reproducible physiology and depletion of soil metabolites by a model grass. New Phytologist, 222(2), 1149–1160.

EcoFAB 2.0 ring trial

Participating laboratories: Northern lab and Vogel group at Berkeley lab, Dangl lab at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Watt Group at University of Melbourne, Schulze-Lefert group at Max Planck Institute, Arsova group at Forschungszentrum Jülich.