Protocol development is an essential first step in turning your research question into a study. This Protocol Development Toolkit has been developed to support researchers in this process, to provide the tools and guidance to produce a high-quality health research Protocol. The Protocol Development Steps provide guidance on all elements of Protocol development in addition to practical advice such as how to navigate regulations and guidelines, the importance of community engagement and tips on collaborative writing. 
 
Use the Concept Protocol Crowd Review Tool to invite feedback and advice on your concept protocol from the EDCTP Knowledge Hub and The Global Health Network community. 
  
The 'Study Walk-through' is a method to help translate your protocol into an accurate and successful study. This toolkit describes the study walkthrough approach, why it might be of benefit to your study and how you can use successfully implement the method using practical examples and 'How to' guidance.
 
We have also collated an extensive collection of resources linked to Protocol Development which can be searched and filtered depending on their type. Click on 'Resources' to explore.