Virtual workshop: Introduction to and the art of writing protocols


Date and Time 
April 27, 2020
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Zoom, see details below
Event Sponsor 
Data Management Services, Stanford Libraries, Stanford University Libraries

Research papers and protocol organization in labs often lack detailed instructions for repeating experiments. is an open-access platform for researchers to create step-by-step, interactive and dynamic protocols that can be run on mobile or web. Researchers can share protocols with colleagues, collaborators, the scientific community or make them public, with ease and efficiency. Real-time communication and interaction keep protocols up to date with versioning, forking, Q&A, and troubleshooting. Public protocols receive a DOI and allow open communication with authors and researchers to encourage efficient experimentation and reproducibility.The Premium edition is available for the Stanford community (learn more). The first part of this workshop is an introduction to You will learn more about's mission, how to discover public protocols, create your own protocols, share methods with others, and how to publish protocols. The second part of this workshop will cover "The Art of Writing Protocols". You will receive practical tips on how you can make your methods more reproducible and you will be equipped with a list of best practices for writing protocols. In the third part of this workshop, we will walk you through how you can set up your free Premium account and we will start working on getting your own protocols up on Please bring your own protocols that you can start working on at the workshop!
This event is open to Stanford affiliates only.
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