Figure 3.

Hierarchical organization of data in iLAP overview. The continuous use of iLAP inherently leads to structured recording of experiments, conserving the complete experimental context of data records throughout the history of the research project. In doing so, a hierarchical structure with projects, sub-projects and experiments is created and can be displayed in this iLAP overview tree. The P-icons in the tree stand for projects and sub-projects, the E-icon for experiments and the A-icon for analysis steps. Files attached to protocol steps are considered as raw files and are therefore collected under the step container visualized with the R-icon. The consistent association of color schemes to logical units like projects, experiments, etc. can be directly recognized in this overview. By clicking on one of the tree icons on the left hand a detailed overview appears about the selected item. Also actions like creation of new projects etc. can be directly initiated using the quick-links in the "Actions" section of "Details".

Stocker et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10:390   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-10-390
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