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Register Protocols in the Methods Inventory

Protocols are standard operating procedures (SOPs) 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.

openBIS provides a General Protocol Object type that can be used. If different specific metadata is needed for protocols, new Object types can be created by an Instance admin in the admin UI and the corresponding Collections can be created in the ELN UI.


To register a new General Protocol in the General Protocols folder, follow these steps:


  1. Go to the General Protocols Collection in the Methods folder.
  2. Click the + New General Protocol button in the main page.
  3. Fill in the relevant fields in the form or choose from available templates.
  4. Save



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. These are parent-child relationships in openBIS.

Everything that is used in the protocol can be added as Parent of the protocol itself. This can be done as described fo Experimental Steps: Add parents and children to Experimental Steps