Currently, Experiments doesn’t have any authentication in place as it primarily allows users to find and evaluate relevant protocols and methods. Experiments can be accessed from anywhere using the direct public url.


The full text content is hosted on the articles native sources SpringerLink (for SpringerProtocols) or Nature.com (for Nature Protocols and Nature Methods) and the access control is happening there.


If you rely on stand-alone EZproxy (self-hosted), then you must make the following changes to your EZproxy server to maintain access to your Springer resources (you can also refer to OCLC website for further instructions). Please note that these changes will be made in all EZproxy servers hosted by OCLC on July 18, 2018.


  1. Add the Springer Nature Experiments and Nature Publishing stanzas.
    Title Springer Nature Experiments (Updated OCLC IncludeFile 20180709)
    URL https://experiments.springernature.com
    HJ http://experiments.springernature.com
    HJ springernature.com
    DJ springernature.com
    Title Nature Publishing (Updated OCLC IncludeFile 20180709)
    URL https://www.nature.com
    HJ http://www.nature.com
    DJ nature.com

  2. Add the SpringerLink Stanza.
    Title SpringerLink (Updated OCLC IncludeFile 20180709)
    URL https://link.springer.com
    HJ link.springer.com
    HJ rd.springer.com
    HJ www.link.springer.com
    HJ www.springerlink.com
    HJ https://rd.springer.com
    HJ https://www.link.springer.com
    HJ https://www.springerlink.com
    DJ springerlink.com
    DJ springer.com
    NeverProxy static-content.springer.com


Please note: You must maintain the Springer Protocols stanza until all your website links have been changed to the new platform.

Title Springer Protocols

URL http://www.springerprotocols.com

HJ springerprotocols.com

HJ www.springerprotocols.com

HJ m.springerprotocols.com

DJ springerprotocols.com

Find "m.springerprotocols.com"
Replace "^pm.springerprotocols.com^"