Note: This feature is currently in limited availability. If you don’t have access to Studies, contact Customer Support to request access.
What is a custom study?
Custom Studies is the first release to support study management modeling in Benchling. Previously, you could model sets of experiments as a custom entity or as a project, but wouldn’t be able to get a unified view of all the data in the study at once. The launch of our study management tool addresses these critical gaps.
With custom studies, a user will be able to create a study, design the study in a notebook entry, change the study phase to reflect its status in the lab (design / execution / completion), and capture data against the study for viewing in a single place.
You can use custom studies where you might previously have used entities / projects in Benchling or external systems to track what the status of each set of experiments was, and what data was associated with it. By unifying that tracking in the Benchling platform, users get a single view of the data in the study that can be shared across the organization.
Create a study
Click the + sign in the global navigation menu, then select Study from the dropdown. Create a study from selecting one of your predefined Study schemas.
Give your study a name and select a folder or project for it. Your study will inherit permissions based on the folder or project that you select. Provide a description (optional) to help your collaborators understand the context and purpose of your study. Select your design entry from template or create a new one from a blank entry.
Fill in any other value fields that are customized based on your study schema., then click create. You’ll be able to find in studies you’ve created in search by filtering study in object type, or typing in the name of your study.
In your study, click on the study items tab to view all items that have been associated to your study. You can filter by object type, or other specific filter parameters.
The metadata tab can be used to modify schema field values of the study (like the metadata tab on most objects.