protocols.io for Labs and Researchers

Labs across campus have the ability to create individual groups for their own teams while choosing to either keep work private or make it publicly available. This helps research groups organize their methods and ensures that knowledge is not lost as students and postdoctoral researchers leave the lab.  

All protocols are dynamic and interactive, helping with discussions and trouble-shooting for collaborative method development within a group or among co-authors outside of Carnegie Mellon University. There are also native iOS and Android mobile apps for executing the protocols during an experiment, helping to guide the work, and record any changes on that day in a lab-notebook fashion. 

Protocols can be linked to publications by creating a DOI for a publicly shared protocol and then citing the DOI in the publication. 

You can view an example of how the Sullivan lab in the Microbiology Department at Ohio State University is using protocols.io to organize, share, and discuss their research protocols.