With a carefully designed protocol containing all the correct samples tracking configuration (sample reference and target labware ; more info here: Enabling sample tracking in your experiments), OneLab will be able to record sample information.

In addition, you can also enter your own sample and labware identifiers during the experiment preparation.

By doing so, OneLab will stored all this information in the database and will allow you to export your sample information at the end of the experiment.

3 ways of entering sample and labware identifiers (IDs):

1 - Manually

In the material list or the bench preparation step (for Andrew+), click on "+ Labware ID" or "+ Sample ID" and type the identifier that you want to store.

2 - Using a barcode wand

You can use standard plug and play wand to scan barcodes.

Select the first field that you want to fill by clicking on "+ Labware ID" or "+ Sample ID" and start scanning barcodes.

After every scan, OneLab will automatically select the next field.

Note: If you have selected to fill "Labware ID", OneLab will select a next field with the same type. Same if you have choose to fill "Sample ID".

3 - Importing sample information from file

Bulk import sample information from your external data source by using the feature.

Upload a tabular data file (.CSV) that contains the sample IDs and metadata corresponding to the listed sample references.

This feature is accessible from:

Material list

(for every experiment setup)

Bench preparation
(only for connected liquid handling workstation like Andrew+)

Located next to "Solutions at start" section title

Located in consumable holder details view (under holder preview)

Note: Imported sample data will affect the entire solutions at start list

Note: Imported sample data will ONLY affect the solutions at start contained in the selected consumable holder

a. Click on "Import samples info" button

By default, an imported file containing only a simple list of words, will be imported as a list of sample IDs.

Alternatively, OneLab will require setting up a title for each column of data. Titles could be as follows: LabwareName, Position, LabwareID, SampleName, SampleID, SampleVolume

Note: By clicking on the "Download template" button, you will get a template (.csv) that is generated from the sample references defined in your protocol.

b. Then click on "Import samples info file...", and browse for your file (.csv).

If the uploaded file match the format required by OneLab, the sample information will be filled with your provided data.

Complete your protocol preparation by following the on-screen instructions and then start your experiment.

Learn how to Export 🏷️ sample info at the end of the experiment.


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