Methods and protocols


Resources where you can find methods and protocols used in biology, chemistry, and the environmental sciences.

"The ability to repeat a published experiment protocol is the foundation stone of laboratory science. It is widely accepted that for new knowledge to be published in a scientific journal the protocols used to derive that new knowledge must also be published. This is essential to validate that the process by which the knowledge was inferred was not flawed in any fundamental way, and to ensure that the result was not caused by some chance event. In order to repeat a protocol it must necessarily be described in sufficient and unambiguous detail to enable another agent (human or machine) to be able to replicate the original experiment actions."

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