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Restoring a Protocol to a previous version
Restoring a Protocol to a previous version

Step-by-step guide on how to set an old version of a protocol to a current version

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Written by Anoä Calpas
Updated over a week ago

Protocol versions allow you to track changes to a protocol entry but also enable different members to modify a protocol without overriding someone else's work.

By restoring a protocol to a previous version, you can reset it as the current/latest version without having to create a duplicate!

Restoring a Protocol:

  1. Navigate to your Protocols library

  2. Select the protocol of your choice

  3. Click on 'Version # – Latest' to view all protocol versions in the change log

  4. Click on the version you would like to restore

  5. Click on 'Restore' next to 'Version # – Legacy'

  6. The restored version of your protocol will now appear as the latest

Labstep team tip: To prevent further changes to a protocol entry, you can create a new version to allow others to add content without editing what you have already done. Your version will be locked, and the new protocol version won't override it.

Saving a Running Protocol as a new version:

When you use a protocol in an experiment, it'll automatically lock this version to prevent anyone from editing it and disrupting the audit trail. If you make edits to the version of the protocol you're using, you have the option of saving it as a brand new protocol or as a new version of the same protocol to reuse later on.

  1. Make all the necessary edits

  2. Click "Save As"

  3. Select "New Version"

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