MeSH ID: D000078325
The written description of a study. It contains the study's objectives, design, and methods including subject target and/or enrollment criteria. It may also present relevant scientific background and statistical information.
Best practice for sharing this type of data:
A protocol should include steps, guidelines, warnings, and materials needed to complete the protocol from start to finish. Protocols may be saved as a txt. or csv. file, and may be submitted to Protocols.io as a pdf for revision and publishing if desired.
Most suitable repositories:
Protocols should be shared on Protocols.io and a citation to the Protocols.io entry should be added to the manuscript (both in the appropriate part of the Methods and in the References).
If the protocol in question was not generated by the authors, go to either Re Use Protocol or Manufacturer Instructions for more appropriate citation instructions.