In a nutshell
The mission of protocols.io. is to make it easy to share method details before, during, and after publication.
Published research protocols get community annotation on protocol- and step-level. Authors often improve the originals based on this feedback, easily creating updated versions with a few clicks.
Type of project
Goals and intentions
The protocols.io platform was inspired by the frustration of one of the co-founders regarding lack of a central space to share corrections and optimizations of previously-published methods.
After launching, the team behind protocols.io realized that most research papers do not contain adequate descriptions of the methods. So the mission of the company evolved into encouraging culture change towards better reporting of the details upon publication and then enabling scientists to keep the methods up-to-date.