Effective January 25, 2016, NIH has established a formal initiative that requires most NIH and AHRQ research grant applications to comply with the NIH Policy on Rigor and Reproducibility.
For more information, see the official notice: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-011.html
This guide contains resources and tools that will help biomedical researchers to meet Rigor and Reproducibility Requirements from NIH.
Statistics and Computational Analysis Specific for Biologists
Chemical Probes and Biomarkers
Resources for Considering Sex as a Biological Variable
Select a Repository for your Data/Supplemental Materials
NIH suggests "applicants proposing to use cell lines could describe the method they plan to use to verify the identity and purity of the lines, which might include short tandem repeat (STR) profiling and mycoplasma testing." Below are some resources for writing an authentication plan and procedures for authenticating cell lines.
Guidelines and Resources from Professional Organizations
Specific for Non-Human Cell Lines
Checklists and Validation Methods
Resources from Manufacturers
The following resources and guidelines are for researchers who acquire images and use software image like Photoshop.