UVR exposure is a widely applied technique in clinical and preclinical studies. Such experimental conditions provide crucial information on the biological responses of skin and cell models, which may then be extrapolated and interpreted, for example, in the context of equivalent daylight exposures. It is therefore important to fully understand the characteristics of UVR and the principles behind correct and appropriate UVR exposure in experimental settings. In this Research Techniques Made Simple article, we discuss the relevant background information and the best practices for accurate, transparent, and reproducible experimentation and reporting of UVR exposure.
- CoV, coefficient of variation
- MED, minimal erythema dose