Equipments can be replaced or get broken. In Labguru you have the possibility to archive them to keep a record and all links with experiment where they were used.
How to archive an equipment
1. Go to the equipment show page and click on 'Archive'
2. A warning message will appear in a pop-up window:
3. The archived equipment won't appear in the active list
Note: that archived equipment will not appear as an option when adding an equipment to an experiment or protocol.
4. To view the archived list, there is a link available from the equipment index page:
Archived equipment can be re-activated. When activated, the equipment will be added back to the equipment list.