Object Types definitions Extension

Hello everyone,

I have problems figuring out what the option “Use as Protocol” does and how it works.
I used the Fly Object Type for testing purpose, created an Object of this type in the Inventory but somehow I cannot add this protocol as a parent to my experimental step (as described in the documentation “How to use protocols in Experimental Steps”).
Any ideas what I did wrong?

I am using openBIS 20.10.5 as a multi-group instance.

Best regards,
Julia

Hi Julia.
Thank you for the message.
Please, follow the link to get info on how to add a parent to the experimental step.

Regards.
Rostyk

Hi Rostyk,

Adding Parents and Children is not a problem.
I am wondering what the effect of enabling “Use as Protocol” is? I followed the instruction but it doesn´t seem to work as stated there?

Best regards,
Julia

Hi Julia,

Thank you for the update.
If a new Object type for a protocol is created (by an Instance admin), it is recommended to set the new Object type to Protocol in the Setting under Utilities section.

This is done to be able to create local copies of protocols from the Inventory inside an Experiment when writing an Experimental step.

Are you the user of the ETHZ Research Data Hub (central multi-group instance) or your run openBIS Node (private multi-group instance)?

Best.
Rostyk

Hi Rostyk,

thank your for your answer. Now everything is clear to me and working fine!
I was a bit confused by “to be able to use protocols from the inventory as templates” because there are actually templates in openBIS, while here it is used in the context of the local copy.
And the ‘Use as Protocol’ seems to work only in combination with ‘Show in drop downs’.

I am at the University of Osnabrueck, we run a private multi-group instance.

Best regards,
Julia

Hi Julia,
I am glad to hear you find my explanations helpful.
Feel free to contact us.

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season.
Best.
Rostyk