About Us
Traditional methods sections of a research article are often brief and incomplete, making it difficult to replicate experiments without extensive trouble-shooting.

Launched in 2011 by a group of Stanford postdoctoral researchers, Bio-protocol aims to solve this issue with the Bio-protocol journal, an online peer-reviewed protocol journal curating and hosting high quality, free access protocols across the life sciences.

We strongly support transparent methods and think that direct communication about methods among scientists improves research reproducibility. It is for this reason that we have expanded our scope beyond the Bio-protocol journal to launch Bio-protocol Preprints, Bio-protocol Exchange, and Bio-protocol Webinars for sharing protocols, exchanging ideas, and discussing cutting-edge life science technologies.

Our vision – improving reproducibility

Sharing detailed methods and fostering direct communication among researchers will improve reproducibility and accelerate discovery.

Who we are – passionate early-career researchers

Bio-protocol is a "grassroots" organization with editorial and review boards primarily comprised of postdocs and early career faculty members and staff scientists. At this stage in our careers, we actively and routinely design, conduct, and supervise experiments, and have the broad expertise to ensure the quality and clarity of the published/posted contents.

Where we are going – revolutionizing the way researchers communicate

Bio-protocol provides not just a database of reliable protocols for use by researchers everywhere, but also a community platform to share ideas and promote good research practices. We hope that our protocols will serve as anchor points for our authors and users to form vibrant networks which will benefit everyone involved. Our ultimate goal is to improve reproducibility and accelerate the research process.

How we thrive – working towards a sustainable business model


Since its founding over a decade ago, Bio-protocol has been financially supported by its passionate and idealistic founders. We recently received some investment funds to help advance our products and provide an even better service to the research community. We aim to develop a sustainable business model that can achieve our mission for the long term.
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