Carnegie Mellon University

The 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.'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. 


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