Workflow planning provides the option to scale the protocol information of the workflow according to the number of samples and defines the layout of samples on multi-well grids.

To plan a workflow, the user first needs to add an Enhanced LaB Execution section (see chapter 6.1 and Figure 9).


  • A valid workflow was created in the Enhanced LaB Execution submenu.
  • An eLabJournal experiment was created

6.1 Adding an Enhanced LaB Execution section

After creating an eLabJournal experiment, click on “Add Section” to add Enhanced LaB Execution to your experiment. Enter a header, select the type “Enhanced LaB Execution” from the dropdown and click “Add Section” (Figure 9). The workflow library is displayed.

Figure 9: Add an Enhanced LaB Execution section.

6.2 Planning the workflow


Only valid Workflows are shown and accepted to plan an Enhanced LaB Execution workflow. If your workflow is not displayed, go back to the Enhanced LaB Execution submenu located under the Protocols main menu.


Figure 10: Enhanced LaB Execution workflow selected for planning.

  1. Select a workflow from the workflow library. The selected workflow is displayed in an overview. Click “Next” and the planning editor opens.

  1. Enter the desired number of samples in the mandatory Number of Samples* field.

Figure 11: Workflow planning

If you have defined a range for the number of samples in the first protocol of the workflow, the number of samples to be entered must be within this range.

  1. Select a Labware Type and a size from the drop-down menu below the Size field.
  2. If required, enter a description that is valid for the whole experiment.
  3. Click on Custom to edit the layout visualization for each labware as required.
  4. Adjust the layout as required.
  5. Click on “Add Workflow” to confirm all entries.

An automated workflow planning validation is performed. The workflow planning must be valid before you can perform the workflow execution.

If you have successfully planned a workflow, the current planning will be stored with the respective workflow for the future.