Protocolpedia for iPhone featured in the unofficial Apple weblog (TUAW)
Seven free iOS apps to help you out in the lab
Everyone knows the secret to a good experiment is a good, well-optimized protocol; after all, any idiot can follow a list of detailed instructions. That’s where Protocolpedia’s iPhone app comes in. The app connects to a database of protocols uploaded by academic institutions from around the world. Almost every standard lab-based biology experiment is represented here, from Southern blotting to bacterial transformation — it’s all there. The application lets you search or browse via category, and it even has a ‘live forum’ for asking questions of other Protocolpedia users if you get stuck. The app also has a couple of biomath calculators worth mentioning, with molarity and dilution calculations covered, plus an oligo resuspension calculator and a PCR mastermix calculator.
If you’re ever in need of a protocol for an assay that no one in your lab has done before, the Protocolpedia app is certainly worth a download.
“This is one of the coolest protocol sources on the web because it’s all user submitted. You can submit it in different formats too, like video. The Science Advisory Board has a relationship with JOVE, the video protocol submission site, however they charge a large amount for their video submissions and usually shoot the video themselves. Anyone can upload videos to Protocolpedia, but the site has moderators of course. Scientists like Protocolpedia and our own protocol resource database because these are being done by scientists who are constantly of creative ways to do experiments better. It’s easier to find protocols that are fresh, relevant, and very specific to a given technique. ” – Labtests blog
“Visit the Web site of Protocol Pedia to learn about all features of this interesting resource for information sharing and collaboration. ” – Labex Korea
“There are many websites that have links on their protocols site but i found the easiest to use is www.protocolpedia.com ” -Yahoo answers