Protocols are standard procedures used in the lab. If such procedures are in place, they should be organised in folders in the Methods Inventory which, by default, is accessible by all lab members.
To register a new protocol in a predefined folder Collection, follow these steps:
- Go to the relevant Collection in the Methods folder.
- Click the + New General Protocol button in the main page
- Fill in the relevant fields in the form or choose from available templates.
Templates need to be defined by the lab manager in the Settings (see Create Templates for Objects). If templates have been created for a given Protocol type, you can choose form the list of available templates by clicking the Templates button on the form, as shown below.
Links to samples, materials, other protocols
When writing a protocol, it is possible to create links to samples, materials or other protocols stored in the Inventory.
This is done in the Parents section. Everything that is used in the protocol can be added as Parent of the protocol itself.