Protocols

Showing the steps of a protocol

Overview

The steps of a protocol are critical, especially for Electronic Lab Notebook. The steps can be displayed in many ways in Labii ELN & LIMS, specifically:

  • Use Plain Text or Rich Text to display text format of steps.

  • Use Section Citation to display the steps from a protocol.

  • Use File, Files to display the steps from an external word or pdf file.

  • Last, but not least, use the Steps widget to track the complete status of each step.

Labii ELN & LIMS currently provides these widgets:

Category

Widget

Type

Description

Steps

Steps

Section

Tracking status of each step.

Steps

Section Citation

Section

Display section data from one other record

Steps

Steps is a new widget designed to track the status of each step. User has the option to mark which step has been completed. The widget will also capture who and when does a step complete.

Steps of an experiment

Each step contains 1) a step order, 2) the step content, 3) action buttons.

Add a new step

Click Add Step to add a new step. Fill in the step content and click Submit.

Add a new step

Edit a step

Click Edit button next to a step to edit the content of the step. The interface is same to the Add steps.

Delete a step

Click Delete button next to a step to delete the step.

Change step order

Drag and drop the drag handle at the front of step index to change the order of steps.

Complete a step

Click the Complete button to complete the step.

When a step is completed, the color will change to teal. And the timestamp and user information will be added to the end of the step.

Incomplete a step

Click the Undo button to incomplete a step.

Load steps from an external file

The steps can be loaded directly from a *.txt, *.docx, or *.md file. Just drag and drop a file to the Cloud area or Click the cloud icon to select a file. All steps will be loaded in order.