How to use ELNs
This guide describes how to manually create entries and enter information via ELNs (electronic lab notebooks). NOMAD ELNs allow you to acquire consistently structured data from users to augment uploaded files.
This part of the documentation is still work in progress.
Create a basic ELN entry¶
Uploads. Here you can create an upload with the
CREATE A NEW UPLOAD
button. This will bring you to the upload page.
CREATE ENTRY button. This will bring-up a dialog to choose an ELN schema.
All ELNs (as any entry in NOMAD) needs to follow a schema. You can choose from uploaded
custom schemas or NOMAD built-in schemas. You can choose the
Basic ELN to create a
simple ELN entry.
The name of your ELN entry, will be the filename for your ELN without the
ending that will be added automatically. You can always find and download your ELNs
Basic ELN offers you simple fields for a name, tags, a date/time, and a rich text
editor to enter your notes.
Add your own ELN schema¶
To make NOMAD ELNs more useful, you can define your own schema to create you own data fields, create more sub-sections, reference other entries, and much more.
You should have a look at our ELN example upload. Go to
ADD EXAMPLE UPLOADS button. The
Electronic Lab Notebook example, will
contain a schema and entries that instantiate different parts of the schema.
The *ELN example sample (
sample.archive.json) demonstrates what you can do.