Modules are the functional building blocks of LabKey Server. A folder's functionality is determined by the set of modules that are enabled in that folder. The Folder Type of a project or folder determines an initial set of enabled modules, and additional modules included in the deployment can be enabled as necessary. For details see Enable a Module in a Folder.

To learn which modules are included in the various editions of LabKey Server, see Modules in LabKey Server Editions.

This topic provides a few details about some modules included in the standard distribution of LabKey Server Community Edition. Other open source modules not included in the Community Edition can be downloaded and built locally with sufficient expertise and are listed in Additional Source Modules.


Provides a ready-to-use message board where users can post announcements and files, and participate in threaded discussions. See Messages.


Records user activity on the server. See Audit Site Activity.


The Core module provides central services such administration, folder management, user management, module upgrade, file attachments, analytics, and portal page management.


The Demo module helps you get started building your own LabKey Server module. It demonstrates all the basic concepts you need to understand to extend LabKey Server with your own module.


Implements the ELISA assay.


Implements the ELISpot assay.


The Experiment module provides annotation of experiments based on FuGE-OM standards. This module defines the XAR (eXperimental ARchive) file format for importing and exporting experiment data and annotations, and allows user-defined custom annotations for specialized protocols and data.

Web Parts included:

  • Experiment Runs
  • Experiments
  • Lists
  • Sample Types
  • Single List
  • Experiments -> Narrow
  • Protocols -> Narrow
  • Sample Types -> Narrow


Supports importation and analysis of flow cytometry data from FCS Express.


The FileContent module lets you share files on your LabKey Server via the web.

Web parts included:

  • Files


The Flow module supplies flow-specific services to the flow application.

Web Parts included:

  • Flow Analysis (Flow Analysis Folders)
  • Flow Analysis Scripts
  • Flow Overview (Experiment Management)


The Issues module provides a ready-to-use workflow system for tracking tasks and problems across a group.


Lists are light-weight data tables, often used to hold utility data that supports an application or project, such as a list of instrument configurations.


Supports Luminex data import and analysis.


The MS2 module supplies MS2-specific services to the MS2/CPAS application.

Web Parts included:

  • MS2 Runs
  • MS2 Runs, Enhanced
  • MS2 Sample Preparation Runs
  • Protein Search
  • MS2 Statistics -> Narrow
  • Protein Search -> Narrow


The NAb module provides tools for planning, analyzing and organizing experiments that address Neutralizing Antibodies. No web parts are provided. Access NAb services via a custom tab in a custom folder.


The Data Pipeline module uploads experiment data files to LabKey Server. You can track the progress of uploads and view log and output files. These provide further details on the progress of data files through the pipeline, from file conversion to the final location of the analyzed runs.


The Query module allows you to create customized views by filtering and sorting data.


The Search module offers full-text search of server contents, implemented by Lucene.


The Study module provides a variety of tools for integration of heterogeneous data types, such as demographic, clinical, and experimental data. Cohorts and participant groups are also supported by this module.


The Survey module supports custom user surveys for collecting user information, feedback, or participant data.


Supports targeted mass spectrometry proteomics experiments, better known as Panorama.


Implements the core data visualization features, including box plots, scatter plots, time charts, etc.


The Wiki module provides a simple publishing tool for creating and editing web pages on the LabKey site. It includes the Wiki, Narrow Wiki, and Wiki TOC web parts.

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