The use of open-source liquid handling robots is limited by the availability of ready-to-use scripts to run specific experiments. The LAP repository facilitates the implementation of high-throughput workflows by providing a set of validated, modular automation protocols, ready to mix and match to create a wide array of experimental workflows.
In addition, the standardised LAP format also accelerates scripting of new protocols for open-source liquid handlers. This way, both end-users and developers benefit from LAP implementation. Minimal end-user script editing and the use of standardised, modular protocols improve reproducibility within and between laboratories.