Inventory overview

The default Inventory contains two folders: Materials and Methods.

These are used to organise respectively samples and materials of any type and lab protocols.

Samples, materials and protocols are modelled in openBIS as Objects. In the openBIS ELN-LIMS for life sciences, the following Object types are preconfigured in the database:

Antibodies, Chemicals, Enzymes, Media, Solutions and Buffers, Plasmids, Plants, Oligos, 
RNAs, Bacteria, Cell lines, Flies, Yeasts, General protocols, PCR protocols, Western blotting protocols.

These Objects are organised in Collections in the Materials and Methods sections of the Inventory .

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The generic openBIS ELN-LIMS only has one predefined Object type for the Inventory:

General Protocol 

Additional Object types and the corresponding Collections must be created by the Instance admin, based on the needs of the lab.

It is possible to add additional folders in the Inventory, for example for Equipment (see Create new Inventory Spaces).

Updated on April 26, 2023