The Australian National Schools Network has developed protocols that schools may find particularly helpful in frameworks to investigate educational processes and issues. They include the Tuning Protocol which is a useful tool for allowing a variety of voices and perspectives to be shared, while focusing intently on a specific presentation. The ATLAS Protocol - Authentic teaching, Learning and Assessment for All Students which is a tool to help teachers better understand how their students develop understanding. The 6 A's Protocol which provides a process that is designed to analyse a curriculum unit or project and provide the scaffold that students need to succeed. The Consultancy Protocol where a presenter's work is discussed by a group. Further reference: http://www.nsn.net.au
The plan for the course of a scientific experiment. When a principal investigator is conducting research that involves human or animal subjects, the procedures must be approved by the appropriate review committee. A protocol number is assigned when approval has been granted.
A protocol is a blueprint for the trial, which describes how the trial will proceed, what types of patients will be eligible for the trial, the number of patients required, the type of care they will receive and so on. All protocols are reviewed by the sponsoring group (for example, the NCI or FDA) and the IRB (Institutional Review Board) of the institution where the research is being conducted to ensure patients are fully informed and that risks are minimized.