The Wright Center is excited to make ProtocolBuilder™ available to all members of the VCU community

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What is Protocol Builder?

ProtocolBuilder™ is a secure, cloud-based technology which provides organization, guidance, and collaboration tools for writing your interventional or observational research protocols.

How can Protocol Builder help me?

ProtocolBuilder™ provides 11 unique protocol templates which set the outline and structure for your protocol. Collaboration with both internal and external colleagues and contributors is easy with the ability to add people as editors or reviewers, compare protocol versions, send requests for changes, and see revisions. You can import and share your reference library and ProtocolBuilder™ will automatically number your citations/references.

How does Protocol Builder work?

When you select a template ProtocolBuilder™ will create a shell document containing all of the standard sections which should be included in that type of protocol. Within each section there is help information which tells you what information should be included in that section. Some of the sections include sample text which can be imported and edited for your study.

You can type directly into the edit box of each section or cut and paste from existing documents. You can easily add symbols, abbreviations, glossary terms, references, footnotes, tables, and appendix documents – ProtocolBuilder™ will store them and automatically number, sort, and created lists for your document.

Each section can be saved as a draft or marked as complete. When you save a section, you have the option to email other contributors to ask them to review or revise the section – for each section you can select which collaborators will receive the email and the email notification will be only address that section in order to reduce the number of unnecessary emails to your colleagues

When you publish your completed protocol, ProtocolBuilder™ adds a version number and tracks changes between versions for you.

Where can I get help?

If you have never used ProtocolBuilder™ before, we suggest you start by taking a tour and/or watching one of the webinar training videos. If you have questions please contact Maureen Olmsted at or 804-828-9226.

Cite & Submit: UL1TR002649

Publications supported by the Wright Center must cite the CTSA Grant number (UL1TR002649) and comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. We rely on these citations as a critical performance measure when reporting annual productivity to the NIH.