Inventory and Sample Management

Questions about the management of lab inventory and samples

  • Can I import samples into the system?

    Yes, there is an option to import existing data of inventory collections in the lab. We offer a tool to import samples into the system. Also, we can provide Excel templates that you can fill out to import specimens, strains, and other inventory collections. Migration from Excel templates is offered as an additional service when setting up your lab for the first time. In this way, we can help make sure the setup for your lab runs as smoothly as possible and the system is delivered as a ready-to-use solution.

  • How can I install a DYMO LabelWriter?

    The DYMO LabelWriter is an add-on to eLabJournal and eLabInventory, which allows printing labels for samples and compartments with 2D barcodes. You can purchase DYMO LabelWriter at your local office supply, or you can get them from LabTag or Diversified Biotech. To install the DYMO LabelWriter successfully, please follow the installation instructions.

  • Can I change sample types?

    Yes, sample types are only the templates for storing sample information. If you change a sample type configuration by adding or removing fields, the existing samples’ information is not affected. In case a field is removed, the stored data in this field for stored samples remains available. When a field is added, the field is appended to the sample entry form. Read more.

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