To enable Manuscript Writer to generate materials and methods section of your manuscript draft, you need to have your data in SciNote. It all starts by having data organized and saved in one place.
In SciNote, data is structured by Projects - Experiments - Tasks - Protocols. If you don't have your data in SciNote yet, start by creating your projects on the dashboard.
Within each project, you can create different experiments.
You can define each experiment with the series of tasks. Tasks are parts of your experiment that contain data and will eventually become the Materials and methods and Results section of your manuscript draft. You can connect tasks into workflows.
Within each task, you can upload or create your protocols by adding text, checklists, pictures, tables and uploading different types of files under the Protocol tab. If you upload Microsoft Office files such as MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, or PDF, and similar files, to any of your tasks, Manuscript Writer will refer to those specific files, but their content will not be included directly in the manuscript text. All these data will be included in the Materials and Methods part of the Manuscript.
Every task you create in SciNote also allows you to save your results under the Results tab. Based on your saved data, Manuscript Writer can generate the Results section.
Please note that the aim of the draft is to give you a head start and in no way represents the final version ready for submission.