pro‧to‧col

/ˈprōdəˌkôl,ˈprōdəˌkäl/

is a formal or official record of scientific experimental observations.

A research protocol is a document that describes the background, rationale, objectives, design, methodology, statistical considerations, and organization of a clinical research project.

Research

Protocols, guidelines, best practices, workflows, safety and animal handling, and other methods relating to research and education.

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Non-Research

Manufacturing & assembly instructions, cooking recipes, operational procedures, and any general checklists.

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Computational Workflow

A special system designed specifically to compose and execute a series of computational or data manipulation steps, or workflow, in a scientific application.

Operational Procedure

A set of step-by-step instructions compiled by an organization to help workers carry out complex routine operations.

Safety Checklist

A standard list of items required for a safe working environment. This could include building codes, safety equipment, and material inspections.