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Networking your research: Links, tags and more
Networking your research: Links, tags and more

How you can link different modules in Labguru to make connections and relations in your research work

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Written by Gal Hasse
Updated over a week ago

Using Labguru to document your research work creates a fast-navigated network of all information accumulated in your account.
Connecting the different pages in your account develops a network that allows to quickly navigate through your research, finding and backtracking all you need to know for your research

Here are four good methods to keep your research networked:

  1. Tags

Tagging is a great way to keep different parts of your research together when you need to gather several pages from different areas of Labguru under one theme.
Create your own lists of tags that can be viewed from the 'Tags' page in your account. 

For example, you can tag all pages that relate to a certain topic of your research and have all the experiments done in one list together with all the inventory items, papers and protocols that relate to it. To learn more on tags and what you can do with them - click here.

2. Linked resources

On Labguru show pages you can find a box called 'Linked resources', it allows you to create bi-directional connections between two pages. Using 'Linked resources' can help you navigate through your account faster and more efficiently. 

Get a full overview of all the items in the network and the option to quickly jump from one to the other.

3. Samples and reagents element

Connecting your research to the items and samples you are using is of the highest importance. That is why connecting experiments to the inventory collection in Labguru has it's own special system.
In experiment pages you can add a 'Samples and reagents' element to sections, where inventory items, sample and aliquots can be added; presenting all the relevant information in a table. This link will be also represented in the sample's pages through the 'Experiments' tab giving you the ability to quickly backtrack information about experiments and the material used.
Learn more about the 'Samples and reagents' element here.

4. Linking collections

Create a "parent" and "derived" connection between items of your inventory collections.
For example, a DNA sample taken from a tissue that is originated from an animal specimen, or a cell clone that is the product of a cell line infected with a plasmid.
You can add this level of information to your Labguru account, making sure that you can easily trace the source or origin of items in your lab.
Read more about linked collections and how to create these links here.

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