The organisms in a specimen can be analysed by analysis types defined in the database. In the tree the analysis entries are symbolized with an icon. Only the types of analysis that were assigned to the group of the organism can be selected. An analysis always refers to an organism and may also refer to a part of a specimen. An analysis that refers to a part of a specimen will be shown in the tree for the parts as shown in the examples below.
To show or hide the analysis items in the tree use the button in the left panel. This button has 3 states. In the default state the analysis entries will be shown as above. If you click a second time it will change to the hierarchy mode and the entries will appear as shown in the tree below. The last state will hide the entries.
To insert a new analysis to an organism select the organism in the upper tree. Then select the type of the analysis from the drop down list as shown below.
To delete an analysis, select it in the tree and use the button in the panel on the left. To edit the details of an analysis, select it in the tree and enter data into the fields as shown below. To enter or inspect an URI given for a single analysis, click on the button.
If an analysis refers to a part of the specimen, you can document this by choosing the respective part from the list (see field Part above). The analysis will then be shown in the tree for the parts of the specimen as well. Alternatively you may directly choose the organism in the part tree and create the analysis for this part of the organism in the part tree. If you used any tools defined in the tool section, you can include the usage of these tools.
In case the measurement unit of the analysis set to DNA (see below) ...
... the Result is edited as shown below.
A click on the button opens a separate window (see below) with additional options for editing the sequence.
If you require further information about an analysis click on the button. A window for the analysis administration will open. If you have the proper rights you can edit the analysis types used in your collection as shown below. This window is also accessible via the menu entry Administration - Analysis...
For the import and export of data it is sometimes necessary to know the IDs of the analysis types. To see the IDs, click on the ID button to display them as shown in the image below.
The types of an analysis are restricted by the taxonomic group of the organism or object to be analysed and from the projects. You may edit the list of taxonomic groups resp. projects, which can use a certain analysis, using the and button. To add all used taxonomic groups resp. projects, you can use the buttons. For details about handling data see the data section. If you add a taxonomic group or a project to an analysis, all children of this analysis will be available for these taxonomic groups resp. projects as well (see image below). Thus, in the example above it is sufficient to enter the taxonomic group and the project in the analysis Mammals to have access to all analysis within this superior analysis as shown in the tree. The different types of analysis are organized in a hierarchy. To organize. Some of the entries may only serve for structuring purposes (e.g. Mammals as shown above) and should not be used to document the analysis of the specimen. To ensure this, check the checkbox [Only hierarchy].
There are 3 states for result lists in the main form. (1) No result list will be generated if a measurement unit is defined, for example if you specify "mm" as the measurement unit. (2) If no measurement unit is defined, the program will collect all values given so far and present these values as a list. (3) Some types of analysis need categorized values. Enter these values together with their description in the Result list as shown below using the and buttons respectively. To show values different from the entries in the Result column change the entries in the Display text column.
If you want to access or inspect an URI given for an analysis type, click on the button. The URI related to the analysis will then be displayed in the window below.
Besides of a plain text description of the analysis, you may insert methods as defined in the chapter Methods. Use the and buttons to add or remove methods from the list (see below). The added methods will be marked with sequential number (see Mark.: ... ) to allow several methods of the same type.
Every method may have several parameters that will automatically be available to take your values. If the definitions of the parameters have been changed, you may add missing parameters with the button. A window as shown below will open where you can select the missing parameters you want to add.
To view the history of a dataset, click on the button. A window with the history will open. For more details see the section History.