The Workbench feature provides two main functions:
- It enables the creation of cages in which animals can be placed to ensure the animals enrolled in each study are correctly located in your facility, so researchers and animal technicians know where to find and retrieve the animals when needed for experiments.
- We call this the “Colony” feature as it offers a simple colony management function, either replicating what you may already have in your colony system, or, if you do not have a colony system, a simple, integrated colony management service for you to use to manage your animals.
- It provides a quick and easy way to allocate animals to protocols
- This feature is accessed via the Protocol tab as shown below.
The Workbench information is organised based on how your System Administrator configured your organisation and its facilities, buildings, rooms and racks.