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Locations

Each Tissue Item created in the system must have a Location set for it. The expectation is that the Item information and Location will allow any member of the lab to locate the item.

A Lab manager defines a set of Locations. Each record has the following properties:

  • short name – a compact name used for referring to this location on edit screens.
  • A long name.
  • A 'super' location – allows a hierarchy of locations to be setup. Eg a room can contain many freezers.
  • Active – active means items can be placed into this location.
  • One owning Lab.

Defining Locations allows the system to report on the Items stored within them.

List a Location's Items

For Locations that are more precise, but do not need to be reported on, you can enter free-text in 'Location Details' on an Item. An example use would be to enter a grid reference for items in a box array. It is not necessary to report at this fine grained level, but it is important information to record.