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Created in 2011 by a group of Stanford scientists, Bio-101 is an online database of life science protocols. Its mission is to make life science research more efficient and reproducible by curating and hosting high-quality, experimentally validated, freely accessible protocols.

Our vision – improving reproducibility

Sharing detailed methods and fostering direct communication among scientists will improve reproducibility and greatly accelerate discoveries in life science research.

Who we are - passionate early-career researchers

Bio-101's editorial board is primarily postdocs and junior faculty members. As early-career life-science researchers, who actively and routinely design, conduct and supervise experiments, we have the broad expertise to ensure the quality and clarity of the published protocols.

Our approach - author submission, proofreading, and post-release updates

Bio-101 accepts submissions of protocols used within the biological research community. To facilitate the submission process, authors can submit protocols in a variety of formats, which are then standardized by our editing team. An associate editor then proofreads the protocol for clarity before it is released online. After the release, authors can post updates and interact with users through our commenting system.

Free to the research community –
no publication or access fees


Bio-101 is by researchers and for researchers. It is completely free to authors and users. Since its founding, Bio-101 has been financially supported by its passionate founders.

The revenues from advertising via www.bio-thing.com, Bio-101's sister website, will eventually provide the revenue to support Bio-101.

Where we are going - revolutionizing the way researchers communicate

Bio-101 is not just "another" protocol database. We hope that our protocols will serve as the anchor points for our authors and users to form vibrant micro-networks from which everyone involved will benefit. Our ultimate goal is to help drastically improve reproducibility and accelerate the research process.