Public Lab is an open community which collaboratively develops accessible, open source, Do-It-Yourself technologies for investigating local environmental health and justice issues.
This page is intended to help people getting familiar with the draft feature so that they can save their research notes as a draft and can complete them at their own convenience.
### How to create a Draft Research Note?
On left to the **Publish** button, there is a checkbox present, which is required to be checked by a user, a notice in the red text would appear like
This is just a warning that user wants to save his work as a draft. After checking on the "Save as Draft" checkbox, **Publish** button would be changed to --- > **Save**, another step verifying that user is on right direction. Finally, to save a draft, just click on the Save button and draft will be saved!
### How to verify that a research note is saved as a draft?
1. At the top of the Research Note, the user will able to see this warning
2. User will also see a label <span class="label label-success">Draft</span> below the title of the research note.
### How could a user access his Draft?
1. A Draft could be seen by a user on his dashboard, it would look something like this
2. The user can also access his drafts from his profile. In **Research tab**, **Draft** tab is present as a sub-tab.
### Who all would be able to see a Draft?
1. Author of the Draft
4. Co-author of the draft (if any)
### How a user can Publish his Draft?
The warning at the top of the page carries a "Publish Draft" button, by pressing which an author can publish his draft.
### Who could create a Draft note?
A Draft note can be created by all the users who have published at least one research note in the past. So, a newcomer is not allowed to save his draft.