Premium accounts for

Published: 10 December 2021

Colleagues and students now have free access to premium accounts

University staff and students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research) now have free access to premium accounts in is an online platform for the creation, management, and sharing of research protocols or methods. Users can create new protocols within the system or upload existing methods and digitise them. If you have a particularly complex protocol, the staff at will import a protocol for you. Those with access to a protocol can then update, annotate, or fork it so that it can be continually improved and developed. There is interoperability with Github and RSpace, and long-term preservation of protocols through CLOCKSS.

Users can publish their protocol(s) making them freely available for others to use and cite or, with the premium version, keep them private. The tool supports the Open Research agenda by helping to ensure that methods used to produce data and publications are made available, assisting with reproducibility.

More information about with links to video tutorials and other support is available here.

Questions about and open research more generally can be directed to the Research Information Management Team at

First published: 10 December 2021