A run is associated with a single step in an experiment, and is a distinct instance (or event) that occurs when a step is executed. A run can also be connected to downstream or upstream runs on different steps (propagated). In step S2 "Prep Mobile Phases"of the public process HPLC of Cell Culture Supernatant the number of runs is the number of Mobile Phases you prep in that experiment. Step S5 is the "Inject Samples" step. The number of runs on this step equals the number of samples you inject. If your process involves centrifuging a 96-well plate to generate both a supernatant sample and a cell pellet sample, the number of runs on the centrifugation step would be 96 (one for each well of the plate).
Steps within a process can (and mostly likely, will) have different numbers of runs. See How to Propagate Runs across steps for information about how to split runs across steps.
There are currently 4 ways to add runs to a step:
- Manually create single runs
- Manually create several runs at once
- Create runs via File Upload
- Propagating Runs across steps (see Propagating Runs across Steps)
1. Manually create single runs
This is most useful for a small number of runs.
- Navigate to the "1. Plan Experiment" tab in the Bottom Panel.
- Enter the name of the new run into the "CREATE NEW RUN" text box.
- Hit Enter. The new run will appear in the Bottom Panel.
2. Manually create several runs at once
This is most useful for adding a large number of runs if custom run descriptions are not important.
- In the "1. Plan Experiment" tab in the Bottom Panel, click on the ACTIONS "+" button.
- Enter the desired number of runs to create and add a name for these runs. All runs will be given the same name. You can edit this name later, see Step #4. Optional: list the run type (the default is a Trial run).
- The new runs will appear in the Bottom Panel.
- Run names can be edited by clicking in the "Description" field of the run.
3. Create runs via File Upload
This is useful for adding a large number of runs if custom run descriptions are important. It also allows you to upload data to these runs at the time of creation. See Introduction: Capturing Data from Files Using "Parsely".