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Benefits of protocols.io
search hundreds of cell biology protocols by keywords
contact the author to get help with the protocol
copy a protocol and keep a private and editable version of it in your account
create private groups and share protocols among members
Do a Simple Search in protocols.io
You can do a keyword search in protocols.io to find buffers, reagents, and protocols for common cell biology experiments such as immunohistochemistry, western blots, RNA extraction etc.
For example, a search for western blot returns 50 protocols and 13 reagents.
Get Help with a Protocol
If you click on a protocol, you will see a comment panel on the right where you can ask the author questions about the protocol.
How to Save a Protocol on protocols.io
There are many options for how you can copy or save protocols.
You can bookmark it, download it as a PDF, or fork it (meaning that you will have an editable copy of it in your own account).
How to Edit a Protocol on protocols.io
In My Library on the toolbar, you can find your collection of protocols that you have uploaded or copied from other users. The protocols are editable - you can add notes, info about equipment, upload files to them, add links etc. You can make these protocols public or keep them private.