i) Preliminary documentation:
Whatever may be the source of the information (directly from the innovator, through a scout, through media or other channels), the preliminary document may generally contain the innovator's name, address, contact number, educational qualifications, occupation and the description of the innovation and the details of the traditional knowledge.
ii) Verification of practices and secondary documentation :
All the necessary details are collected from the innovator This is followed by a field visit by a team member where all the details are verified. All verified practices are stored physically as well as digitally in an electronic database.
It is absolutely necessary, that detailed documentation may be done with the help of people who understand technologies from different disciplines, i.e., technically specialized persons.