The world’s largest collection of protocols of biomedical and life sciences protocols

SpringerProtocols is an invaluable resource for the modern research laboratory. It is the largest database of reproducible laboratory protocols (over 40,000) in biomedicine and and life sciences, so users can find the right protocol for their lab set-up, eliminating the need to compromise or find "work-arounds." SpringerProtocols offers researchers access up to 30 years' worth of time-tested, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their labs. Building on the heritage of the Methods in Molecular Biology series and content from other quality resources, researchers can be sure that whichever protocol they choose, it will be the most reliable and accurate technique. 

The building blocks of SpringerProtocols

  • Comprised of more than 30 years of protocols content
  • Trusted, quality content including the critically acclaimed series Methods in Molecular Biology, edited by John M. Walker
  • No protocol is ever removed from the collection, rather alternative versions are added
  • Includes content from 4 active series, plus valuable legacy content

We have over

  • 40,000 +

    protocols to-date

  • 2,500 +

    protocols added annually


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For researchers

  • Unparalleled breadth and depth: ensures that researchers can access the right protocol, saving valuable time and increasing the likelihood their experiment will be a success
  • Quality: reviewed content means researchers can be confident that the protocol they choose will be the most reliable and accurate method for their work
  • Flexibility: collaborative features enhance the search process and give researchers additional information and context
  • Mobility: protocols are available wherever researchers are

For librarians

  • Increase research productivity and improve the profile of your institution by giving your users access to a vast amount of reliable, reproducible protocols
  • Minimize the number of resources you have to manage by investing in a stable, reliable collection with unparalleled breadth and depth of content
  • Integration with SpringerLink means you can increase exposure to, and maximize your investment in, other content like eBooks, journals and reference works
  • We offer a number of management features including free MARC records, COUNTER usage reports, custom branding opportunities and user and IP management

Subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer Research
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Imaging/Radiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Protein Science


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