Administrator Training

LabKey's administrator training course, LabKey Fundamentals, is included in the Professional and Professional Plus Editions. It provides an introduction to the following topics:

  • LabKey Server Basics: Explains the basic anatomy/architecture of the server and its moving parts. It outlines the basic structures of folders and data containers, and the modules that process requests and craft responses. Best practices for configuring folders is included. The role of Administrators is also described.
  • Security: Describes LabKey Server's role-based security model--and how to use it to protect your data resources. General folder-level security is described, as well as special security topics, such as dataset-level security and Protected Health Information (PHI) features. Practical security information is provided, such as how to set up user accounts, assigning groups and roles, best practices, and testing security configurations using impersonation.
  • Collaboration: Explains how to use the Wiki, Issues, and Messages modules. Branding and controlling the look-and-feel of your server are also covered.
  • Files and the Database: Explains the two basic ways that LabKey Server can hold data: (1) as files and (2) as records in a database. Topics include: full-text search, converting tabular data files into database tables, special features of the LabKey database (such as 'lookups'), the role of SQL queries, adding other databases as external data sources.
  • Instrument Data: Explains how LabKey Server models and captures instrument-derived data, including how to create a new assay "design" from scratch, or how to use a prepared assay design. Special assay topics are covered, such as transform scripts, creating new assay design templates ("types") from simple configuration files, and how to replace the default assay user interface.
  • Clinical/Research Study Data Management: Explains how to integrate heterogeneous data, such as instrument, clinical, and demographic data, especially in the context of longitudinal/cohort studies.
  • Reports: Explains the various ways to craft reports on your data, including R reports, JavaScript reports, and built-in visualizations, such as Time Charts, Box Plots, and Scatter Plots.
  • Specimens: Explains the ways that LabKey Server can model and manage specimen/sample data.
  • Development: A high-level overview of how to extend LabKey Server. The Professional Edition includes support for users writing custom SQL and R scripts. The Professional Plus Edition provides support for users extending LabKey Server with JavaScript/HTML client applications, user-created file modules, and more (see Developer Training below).
  • Operations: Describes best practices from an IT point-of-view, including installing a server, hardware requirements, logging, and how to debug and track down problems with the server.

Developer Training

LabKey's developer training is included in the Professional Plus Edition. It is tailored to your project's specific needs and can cover:

  • Server-to-server integrations
  • Client APIs
  • ETLs
  • Assay transform scripts
  • Remote pipeline processing servers and clusters
  • Custom LabKey-based pipelines
  • Module development assistance

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