About protocols.io

The protocols.io platform is a free and open access repository for recording and sharing detailed up-to-date research methods and protocols. It allows researchers to easily create, edit, share, and get credit for their protocols, and provides an open access hub for scientists to communicate improvements and corrections to scientific methods. The platform is useful for researchers in any discipline that uses a step-by-step methodology, such as biology, chemistry, neuroscience, engineering, data science, and other computational or life science fields. 
 
protocols.io's editor provides a structured way to create and modify a protocol in minutes. They can be made from scratch or uploaded and converted from an existing Word or PDF document quickly and easily. Protocols and changes to them can be published for everyone to see, or shared with private groups or individuals. Publicly published protocols can be assigned DOIs and made easily discoverable and citable. Mobile apps make it easy to follow along with the “recipe” for a method while doing your research. 

Getting Started

All Carnegie Mellon students, staff, and faculty have free Premium individual and team plans. If you are part of the CMU community, please follow these instructions (https://www.protocols.io/universities/cmu) to receive access to your Free Premium account on protocols.io. You can create an account with your CMU email address or any email address you prefer. If using a non-CMU email address for your account you will need to go through a verification step with your CMU email to access the premium account. If you already have a protocols.io account using any email address, you can verify your CMU affiliation to activate your premium account without needing to change anything about your account.