Springer Science and Business Media has released Springer Protocols, which is a protocol database of more than 18,000 searchable online protocols in life sciences and biomedicine.
The protocols provide step-by-step 'recipes‘, that can be executed in a controlled laboratory environment. Springer Protocols is a subscription product published under the Humana Press imprint.
Used primarily in the life sciences, protocols provide individual sets of instructions that allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratory. These documents provide instructions for the design and implementation of experiments that include the safety bias, procedural equipment, statistical methods, reporting and troubleshooting standards for the experiment.
The Protocols are organised into 15 subject collections: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Cancer Research, Cell Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Imaging/Radiology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Plant Sciences and Protein Science.
Each year, more than 2,000 Springer protocols, of which 1,000 are updates of existing protocols, will be loaded.
No special software is needed and there is no limit to concurrent user access within an institution to subscribed content. All content is accessible using an internet browser and Adobe Reader.