Assay Data Dashboards

LabKey Biologics offers a number of different views on assay data in the system.

The main page of the Assays tab shows a heat map, with the available assays types as rows and the last twelve months as columns. Color density indicates the amount of assay data that has been entered into the system.

Clicking a cell in the heat map navigates to the data for the given assay type and month.

Each assay type has four tabs, showing various scopes of the data:

  • Overview - Displays the name and description for the assay.
  • Batches - Displays batch-level metadata. Batches are the widest grouping of the data, presenting the broadest view of the data. Each batch generally groups together multiple runs of data.
  • Runs - Displays run-level metadata about the assay results. Runs are the mid-level grouping of the data, standing between the batches and the result data. Each run generally represents one file of data.
  • Results - Displays the result data of the assay, showing the data output of the instrument.

On assay data grids, any visualizations that have been added to the assay, can be seen by clicking the Charts button. If the Charts button is grey-out, then no visualizations have been associated with the current assay at the selected scope. (Administrators can add charts to an assay, as detailed in the topic: Biologics Admin: Charts and Reports.)

Custom grid views are available by clicking the Grid Views button. (Administrators can add custom data grids to an assay at any level, as detailed in the topic: Biologics Admin: Charts and Reports.)

Assay Quality Control

Visibility of assay data in Biologics can be controlled by setting quality control states. To configure the available QC states in the system, administrators should see the following topic: Assay QC States - Admin Guide. While you can edit assay designs to use QC states within the Biologics application, you cannot define the actual states themselves, so use Avatar > Switch to LabKey to perform this action.

Once QC states have been configured in the system, users (with the appropriate roles) can assign those states to assay run data. Users can update QC states in the following cases:

  • when a user has both Reader and QC Analyst roles
    • OR
  • when a user has either Folder, Project, or Site Admin roles
To assign QC states within the Biologics application:

  • Navigate to the assay run view page. (Cell Viability runs are shown below.)
  • Select one or more runs.
  • Select Manage Runs > Update QC States. (Admins will see Manage Runs > Update QC States, while QC Analysts will see only the Update QC States button.)
  • In the popup dialog, use the dropdown menu to select the QC state. This state will be applied to all of the runs selected.
  • Optionally add a comment.
  • Click Save changes.
  • The QC states will be reflected in the runs data grid. Admins and QC Analysts will see all of the runs, as shown below.
  • It should be noted that if some of the QC states are not marked as "Public Data", they will not be included in the grid when viewed by non-admin users. For example, if "Not Reviewed" were marked as not public, the reader would see only the runs in public states

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