13.2. Protocols

13.2.1. Protocol properties
13.2.2. Protocol parameters

In BASE, protocols can be created by two routes. Either from the single-item view of a protocol type or from the list view of protocols.

13.2.1. Protocol properties

Figure 13.2. Protocol properties

Protocol properties

This tab allows users to enter essential information about a protocol.


The name of the protocol.


The protocol type of the protocol. The list may evolve depending on additions by the server administrator.


A document containing the protocol description, e.g. pdf documents from kit providers to the protocol. Use the Select button to select or upload a file.


A description of the protocol.

13.2.2. Protocol parameters

BASE users may declare parameters attached to a particular protocol. Parameters are selected from a list of annotation types which have been flagged as parameters. Annotation types which has been selected as parameters show up in the regular annotation dialog whenever the protocol is used for an item. For more information see Chapter 11, Annotations.

Figure 13.3. Protocol parameters

Protocol parameters

Annotation types

This list contains the annotation types selected as parameters for the protocol.

Add annotation types

Use this button to open a pop-up where you can select annotation type to use for parameters. The list only shows annotations types which has the Protocol parameter flag set.


Removes the selected annotation types from the list.