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Request a Protocol (RaP)
If you are planning experiments but cannot find a detailed and accurate protocol to follow, you are welcome to use the Request a Protocol (RaP) service provided by Bio-101. In fact, it is possible that the protocol you need is needed by other researchers as well. Thus, your request not only helps to advance your own research, but helps the greater scientific community as well.
How the RaP service works
  1. To initiate a RaP service request, you will need to log in to fill out the following RaP form (* indicates a required field). You will receive an automatic confirmation email after you submit your request. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 5 minutes, please contact eb@bio-protocol.org
    Please log in to fill out the request form. * Required.
    If you can suggest a researcher at a specific lab who you consider to be the best candidate to contribute this protocol, please fill out the information below.
  2. Upon receipt, your request will be forwarded to the Bio-101 Editorial Committee, which will determine whether the protocol falls within the scope of Bio-101, and what lab or labs would be the best choice for contributing the protocol. You will be informed of their decision within 3-5 days.
  3. After this time, your request will be visible to other readers, who may volunteer to author the protocol themselves. The Editorial Committee will review these offers while it searches for a suitable author.
  4. If the Editorial Committee decides to invite the protocol, they will request the protocol. We understand that you may need the protocol urgently to start the experiment, so we will request that the author(s) submit an early pre-print version of the protocol for your use. We will share the pre-print version with you as soon as possible.
  5. Once the Editorial Committee identifies an author for the protocol, an invitation will be sent to them. We understand that you may need the protocol urgently for your experiments, so we will request that the author(s) submit an early pre-print version of the protocol for your use. We will share the pre-print version with you as soon as possible.
  6. The typical timeline for publication of the final version of a protocol is approximately 3-4 months. When the protocol is formally published, you will receive a notification and acknowledgment from the Bio-101 team.