Benchling allows you to organize your data into projects at the top level. Projects are the central hub of work you do with colleagues.

You should create a project for each goal you and your team are working toward, such as Creating BRCA2 Knockout or Effect of Methylation on TP53 Expression.

  • Pro tip: Keep general information like cloning vectors, lab-wide primer libraries, and standard protocols in their own projects separate from active experimental data. It makes it easier to share standardized data with your whole lab.

View your projects by clicking on the briefcase icon on the left side panel. You will see that each project contains a Notebook section that will contain your notebook entries and protocols, and an Inventory section that will contain your sequences and oligos.

Create a new folder in your project by clicking the + , and then Folder. Give it a name, and choose which project you want to create the new folder into, and click Create Folder.

Sort through your project files by expanding the project panel with the → , and then toggling the different categories.

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