- A protocol consists of all information necessary to reproduce the experiment. Once created protocols can be associated to studies and results. In the next steps the contributor will have to input a number of details about the protocol such as title, abstract, description, authors, steps, etc. Once a new protocol is created, the contributor will be asked to publish it to make it visible on the platform. If changes are required after the publication of the protocol, the contributor will be able to create a new version derived from an existing one. This will allow thougrough archiving of the different verisons and avoid loss of previously created content.
- Starting a protocol from an existing one means that most of the fields will be pre-filled based on the selected existing protocol. All information will be editable. Starting a protocol from an existing one does not mean creating a new version of the protocol. To do so, go to the published protocol you want to derive and fron a new version from there.
- Enter the name of the protocol. Ensure that the name of the protocol is concise and informative so ease the users search when browsing the plaftform for protocols.
- Enter here a short name for your protocol replacing any space by . or _ characters. This short name will be used to generate short and easy to identify links pointing to your protocol.
- Enter the description of the protocol. The decsription should not exceed a few sentences and can be further edited in the next step.
- Select the experimental system for the protocol. If your experimental system is not listed below, contact the admin to get it added. It is important to thoroughly select the experimental system(s) as they will be used as filters when searching for protocols on the platform.
- Select the endpoint measured in this protocol. If your endpoint is not listed below, contact the admin to get it added. It is important to thoroughly select the endpoint(s) as they will be used as filters when searching for protocols on the platform.
- Edit your contact details for this protocol. The main contact will receive all notifications of changes and comments for the protocol. The main contact doesn't have to be an author of the protocol.
- Edit or add contributors to this protocol. Contrubitors can read and edit the protocol information. Contributors don't have to be authors of the protocol.
- Enter new contributor's email address
- Select the quality of your study (GCP, GLP or Research)
- Enter details/comments about the protocol
- Add attachments to this protocol
- Add or edit the authors list of this protocol. Authors will ne bot able to edit the protocol details. If you want and author to be able to edit details, make him/her a contributor.
- If the quality level you are looking for is not listed below, contact the admin to get it added.
- Indicate which guidelines (e.g. OECD, ISO) are the basis of the protocol being described.
- If the stage of development you are looking for is not listed below, contact the admin to get it added.
- Indicate which type of throughput can be achieved with the described protocol.
- Specify any definitions and/or abbreviations used in this protocol.
- Add any comments relevant to this protocol.
- Provide attachment title and description.
- Enter the protocol's authors list.
- Enter the authors' organizations.
- Enter the authors' departments.
- Enter title of the protocol step.
- Enter description of the protocol step. The content should be a few paragraphs long, can contain links, images and or/videos. All relevant references should be added directly at the end of the section. See FAQ section for references formatting guidelines.