Create a Sample 🧪

Inventory Beta is available to all existing and new Team and Enterprise customers, and will be available to Community users in the near future. Learn more at the RSpace Inventory Hub.

You can also bulk import samples from an existing sample sheet (see Import Samples into Inventory).

To create a sample:

  1. In the sidebar, click on Create > Sample. You can open the sidebar on mobile using the top-left menu icon.
  1. The right panel will open the sample creation wizard, which you can advance through by scrolling. Give your sample a name and pick a sample template. Optionally: add a preview image, an expiry date, and the source of the sample. You can also create your own sample templates: see Create and Use Sample Templates.

  1. You can also add custom fields that are not part of the template, by scrolling to the bottom of the page (see Add a Custom Field to a Sample or Container), and add file attachments.

  1. Specify the number of aliquots and the quantity per aliquot, and select a storage temperature. The total quantity will be automatically calculated. Optionally, add a description and tags. When done, click on Save.
  1. You will get confirmation that your sample has been created.
  1. The left panel will refresh so you can view your newly created sample. On mobile, click on the left arrow to view your samples.
    You will find the subsamples of newly created sample on your Bench. You might want to place the sample into a container: to achieve this, see Move Samples and Containers.
    You can also link to a specific sample: see Link to a Sample or Container (Global ID).

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