A workflow consists of an orchestrated and repeatable pattern of activity, enabled by the systematic organization of resources into processes that transform materials, provide services, or process information.
A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) allows you to effectively manage the flow of samples and associated data to improve lab efficiency. A LIMS helps standardize workflows, tests and procedures, while providing accurate controls of the process. Instruments may be integrated into the LIMS to automate collection of test data, ensuring they are properly calibrated and operated by trained staff only.
Labii ELN & LIMS has integrated a sophisticated workflow management system to guide our users to document the data with predefined process.
This documentation demonstrate how to create workflow and add steps, please refer here on how to use and display the workflows.
Workflows are table specific at Labii ELN & LIMS. Multiple workflows can be created for a table, but only one workflow can be selected for a record.
Workflow can be chained with the parent attribute. Chained workflows indicates they need to be processed in order, the finish of one workflow is the start of the other workflow. There is no table limit in chaining a workflow; a workflow can be chained with a workflow from a different table. All trained workflow will be displayed in the diagram.
To see a list of workflow, you can use any of the follow method:
Settings -> Tables -> Click a table -> Click the Workflows at the sidebar
Settings -> Workflows -> Select a table
The list view of workflow contains these titles:
Name - name of the workflow
Parent - parent of the workflow, use this field to chain multiple workflows
Number of Steps - number of the steps of the workflow
Is Archived - is the workflow archived
Table - the table of the workflow
Delete - use the delete icon to delete the workflow
Click the Add workflow from sidebar or the "+" icon from the navbar at the workflow list view to add a workflow.
Use Parent field to choose a parent workflow.
A workflow is a guideline of process at Labii, it does not create any original data and therefore, they can be deleted.
To delete a workflow, click the "Delete" icon on the list view of workflow.
A workflow can have many steps. Each step can be chained with "Parent" and can redirect to a a different step via "Redirect To".
Click "Steps" at the detail view of workflow to get list of steps.
A step can be added via clicking the "Add Step" from sidebar or "+" at the navbar.
Here are the fields of step:
Parent - the parent of the step. Choose a step from previous workflow to connect two workflows
Name - Name of the step, use letters and number only
Description - description of the workflow, or instructions, letters and number only
Condition - the condition lead to the current step, letters and number only. The condition will be added to the arrow between two box in diagram.
Protocol - the protocol to guide the step. This protocol can be any record created and will be included in the box.
Redirect To - redirect back to a previous step, this can be used to create repeat loop
Color - color of the box
A step can be removed via clicking the "delete" icon in the step list view.
A workflow in Labii is table specific, based on the type of data you are storing, the corresponding workflows can be created under the table. A table can have more than one workflow, each of the record under the table can choose one record to follow.
A workflow in Labii can have many steps. Steps are guidelines of the workflow, it indicates what need to be done and how to do that.
Workflows can be chained, the completion of one workflow can lead to the start of the other workflow.