LabKey Biologics: Home Page

The main dashboard on the home page provides quick links into different aspects of the data.

The top header bar is available throughout the application and includes:

On the dashboard, you'll see panels displaying:

  • Dashboard Insights: A selectable set of visualizations, defaulting to the Sample Count by Status.
  • Jobs List: The home for workflow jobs. If any tasks were assigned to you, they would be shown on Your Queue and can be filtered by priority.
  • Freezer List: At a glance storage details and access to your virtual freezers.

In-App Notifications for Background Imports

When assay or sample data import by file or copy/paste is large enough that it will take considerable time to complete, the import will automatically be done in the background. Files larger than 100kb (or a copy/paste of > 1000 rows) will be imported asynchronously. This allows users to continue working within the app while the import completes. To see all such imports currently underway, select Background Imports from the user/avatar menu.

In the header, the Notifications menu will report when background imports are completed. While an import is underway, the bell icon will be replaced with a spinner icon. The number superimposed on the menu indicates how many notifications are available.

The spinner icon will also be shown to users viewing the Sample Type or Assay currently being imported in the background making it clear that the data is in an incomplete state.

Learn more about asynchronous background imports in the companion topic for Sample Manager.


The main Menu is available throughout the application and gives you quick access to all aspects of Biologics

Click the menu categories (in blue) for sub-dashboards, such as for the Registry or all Assays. Click individual menu items for that specific category.

The home pages for entities provide links to other entity home pages, here viewing "Molecules". Click a different entity type to switch your view. Use the and icons to scroll in narrower browsers.

Detail pages for some kinds of entities, such as protein and nucleotide sequences, include multiple tabs, such as Lineage and Sequence, shown here.


The Registry dashboard shows all of the unique entities that have been added, such as Molecules, Expression Systems, Cell Lines, etc. Click a tile or select a category from the main menu to learn more or register new entities:

Click See Entity Relationships to see the various entities and relationships recognized by the registry. Learn more in this topic: Biologics: Terminology.

Each entity in the registry has a details page which includes basic properties of the entity, and a list of related entities.

Sample Types

The Sample Types dashboard shows a grid of sample types defined in the system.

If you switch the Grid to the Heatmap view, you'll see a visualization of samples recently added to the registry. Rows represent sample types and columns represent months. Darker panels indicate more samples for that month/sample type combination.

Learn more in the topic: Biologics: Manage Samples.


The Assays dashboard shows the assays defined in your system. Similar to the Samples dashboard, a heatmap is also available.

Learn more in the topic: Biologics: Assay Data


Managing contents of your freezers by creating an exact virtual match of your physical storage system, and then track where each sample can be found.

Learn more about creating, customizing, and using freezers in the Sample Manager documentation here:


The Workflow dashboard shows a Job List (or heatmap) of active workflow jobs and tasks in the system.

The tabs each show the count of jobs in the different categories:

  • Your Queue: Jobs and tasks assigned to you.
  • All Active Jobs: Jobs that have not been completed, including but not limited to the ones in your own queue.
  • Completed Jobs: Jobs that have been completed.
  • All Jobs: All of the above.
  • Job Templates: See all the active templates.
Learn more in the topic: Biologics: Workflow


From the Media dashboard, you add and manage ingredients, raw materials, mixtures, and batches.

Learn more in the topic: Registering Ingredients and Raw Materials


Collaborate and record your work in data-connected Electronic Lab Notebooks. Use templates to create many similar notebooks, and manage individual notebooks through a review and signing process.

Learn more in this section:

Related Topics

Learn more about each aspect of the registry in these detailed topics:


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