Make Videos

Review Guidelines > Compose Document > Make Videos > Compile Materials > Submit

Follow these simple steps to make your own protocol videos.

  1. Recruit a colleague to videotape your procedure with a camcorder or smartphone.
  2. Make individual clips for each key step of your protocol for which you think video would be helpful. Make sure that your footage clearly captures the details of your procedure.
  3. Several videos of short duration are generally preferable to a single, long video. Video clips can be as short as five seconds, but should not exceed 10 minutes.
  4. No video editing is required, but you are welcome to add captions and annotations if you’d like.
  5. Rename your videos leading with a number and including part of your protocol title and the step in the procedure. Important! Please be sure that the numbers in the file names correspond with the numbers of the steps in your written protocol.

Example protocol videos:

Video 1: Microwell Comet Device – Preparing Gel

Video 2: Microwell Comet Device – Loading Cells

Video 3: Microwell Comet Device – Dosing


  1. Upload your videos into the public folder of your personal Dropbox (be sure to use the “public” folder so that editors can gain access). Here’s how you do it:
  2. Use a USB connection or send your video clips to a computer using your phone.
  3. If you don’t already have one, set up a (free!) Dropbox account at
  4. Once you are signed up, log in and go to the “public” folder.
  5. Upload your videos to the public folder.
  6. Once videos are uploaded, right-click on the video file you wish to share, then choose Dropbox > Copy Public Link. This copies an Ink to your file that you can paste anywhere.
  7. Capture the links for all your protocol video. You will be prompted to enter the links on the submission form.

A team of peers will review the video elements within the context of your overall protocol submission. If your protocol is accepted, we will upload the videos to our NextGen Protocols Vimeo channel, and embed the video for viewing as part of the protocol within the NextGen website. Videos on Vimeo will have public access for viewing. However, we will not permit downloads of the original video files from Vimeo.