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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 as a pdf for revision and publishing if desired.

Most suitable repositories:
Protocols should be shared on and a citation to the entry should be added to the manuscript (both in the appropriate part of the Methods and in the References).

Best practice for indicating re-use of existing data:
For public datasets please provide a DOI or other stable identified for the dataset itself *and* include a citation for the dataset in the reference list. Be sure to indicate exactly which data has been re-used, particularly when multiple versions of the dataset exist. In many cases, this is best achieved by sharing the code used to extract the part of the data that you analyzed. In some cases it may be best to share the exact dataset(s) you analyzed as well.

For access-controlled data authors should provide a link to instructions for obtaining access (e.g. here is the information page for ADNI (Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative):

When re-using a private dataset from a previous study please contact the data owners to discuss how the data can be made public.

Most suitable repositories:
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data_type/protocol.txt · Last modified: 2021/04/26 22:06 by samantha