Compile Materials

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Compile Protocol Materials

  1. Compose your protocol document and save as a .pdf file. You may create your own or fill out our worksheet, available here: worksheet (.docx), worksheet (.rtf)
  2. Assemble descriptive information to be included on the protocol page, listed below. Asterisks indicate required components.
  3. Compile, review, and finalize all protocol components. Proceed to Submit A Protocol.

*PROTOCOL TITLE (150 characters max)

*LEAD AUTHOR
Include full name, title (undergraduate/graduate student, post doc fellow, professor, etc.), department, institution, city, state, and country.

LEAD AUTHOR’S PHOTO
Please include a head and shoulders portrait, minimum 150 x 150 pixels in size. Acceptable file formats are .jpg, .gif, and .png. Note, while the author’s photo is optional, we ask that you provide either the author’s photo or an image of your choice that can represent the protocol.

*LEAD AUTHOR’S EMAIL ADDRESS
Please provide a good email address so that the reviewers may contact you with questions about your submission.

*OTHER AUTHORS
Include full name, title (undergraduate/graduate student, post doc fellow, professor, etc.), department, institution, city, state, and country.

*TYPE OF PROTOCOL
Fundamental Techniques, Real Methods, or Novel Technologies.

*SYNOPSIS (30 words)
Please provide a brief summary of your protocol.

*ABSTRACT (150 to 300 words)
The abstract should have four parts:
a) Type of protocol. Fundamental Techniques, Real Methods, or Novel Technologies
b) Motivation. Highlight the motivation for and significance of the protocol.
c) Scientific basis of the abstract. Please describe the science behind the protocol.
d) Description of the protocol itself. Please provide specific, concise description.

PUBLICATIONS CITING RESEARCH USING THE PROTOCOL
List publications with research results/data created using this protocol. For formatting, please use the PLOS One formatting style. Note, publications are required for protocols that demonstrate published methods. Please include PubMed links where available.

*KEYWORDS (Minimum of four, maximum of 10)
Keywords can have multiple words (such as “DNA damage”). Keywords must be represented within the text elements of the protocol.

PROTOCOL IMAGE
Please include an original image to represent your protocol, minimum 150 x 150 pixels / maximum 300 x 300 pixels in size. Acceptable file formats are .jpg, .gif, and .png. Note, while the protocol image is optional, we ask that you provide either the author’s photo or a protocol image.

PROTOCOL VIDEOS
Provide links to videos uploaded to your Dropbox account. Please see Make Videos for prescribed naming convention and how to upload videos to Dropbox.

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