Customise Inventory Of Protocols

Create Collections of Protocols

Collections are folders used to organise Objects in the Methods Inventory. In this case, Objects are protocols.

Collections need to be created inside another folder, called Project, in the Methods Space in the inventory.

For example, if we want to create a collection of lab protocols for microscopy and Mass spec, we need to adopt the following steps:

  1. Register a first Project folder called LAB_PROTOCOLS in the Methods Space.

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  1. In the Lab Protocols folder, register two additional Collections called Microscopy Protocols and MS Protocols

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The steps for the registration of the folders are the same as explained in Create Collections of Materials

Updated on April 26, 2023

Enable Protocols in Settings

If a new Object type for a protocol is created by an Instance admin in the admin interface, it is advisable to set the Object type to Protocol in the Settings, under Utilities.

For this, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings

  2. Click Edit

  3. Scroll to the last section of the Settings: Object Type definitions Extension

  4. Open the Object type corresponding to your protocol, e.g. General Protocol

  5. Select Use as Protocol

  6. Save

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This is done to be able to create local copies of protocols from the Inventory inside an Experiment when writing Experimental steps, as described in How to use protocols in Experimental Steps

Updated on April 26, 2023