This section describes the workflow when performing some common tasks in LIMS.
Apply for access to LIMS
When a potential user needs access to LIMS, the user has to apply for membership. Researchers, graduates, students and others that require access to the lab(s) can apply for membership from the start page by clicking the menu “User access”.
The steps necessary by the applying user are explained in the section User access. After a user has sent an application applying for membership in LIMS an administrator has to process the application, these steps are explained in the section Process application.
Apply for tool licence
If a user needs to book a tool, the user has to have a licence to use that particular tool. The steps performed when applying tool licenses are described in the section Apply for licence. A tool responsible has to approve or decline applications, these steps are describe in the section Licences applications.
To book a tool
The core of LIMS is the booking of tools. Booking a tool can be initiated from different sections in LIMS. The most common way of doing this is from the start page. This is done by clicking “Book” to the left of one of the tools displayed in the list My licenced tools and thereafter perform a booking on that specific tool. The booking procedure is described in the section Book a tool.
Create a log connected to a booking or a tool
The recommended way is to create logs on bookings but some tools are not possible to book. In that case the user has to create a log directly on that tool. Logging is usually performed from the start page in the list “My Bookings”. How to create log on a booking see the section: Log for booked tools. How to create log on a tool see the section: Log without booking.
From within LIMS the user has the option to send messages to the other registered users in LIMS, how to do this is described in the section: Send message.