SensaLab Study provides three sets of attributes that can be defined in list values which display and can be used when adding new animal records:
- We use the label “strains” but “model” would be an equivalent label.
- If your mice are transgenic, you may use this field value to indicate the “background” strain and record the actual transgene model name in the Line field of the animal record
- The list of strains shown defaults to the current values permitted. To view strains that are no longer available but have been used in the past, check the Show Inactive Strain tick box to display these values.
Adding Animal strains
As shown above in the Animal Attributes Strains List, click on the Add Strain button to open the form below.
Adding Animal genotypes
As shown above in the Animal Attributes List, select the Genotype tab and then click on the Add genotype button to open the form below.
Click on the ADD button to update the list of genotypes available to use when creating or updating animal records.
Note: The Name field does not support superscript values, so, for example n-TRtct5m1J will be saved as n-TRtct5m1J.
Adding Animal phenotypes
As shown above in the Animal Attributes List, select the Phenotype tab and then click on the Add phenotype button to open the form below.
Click on the ADD button to update the list of phenotypes available to use when creating or updating animal records.
- If a strain, genotype or phenotype option is no longer to be available to select and use, each of the forms enable you to deselect the Active button. This will retain the value for future use but will prevent that option being used in new animal records.
- The end user will only be able to select 1 phenotype attribute per animal record, in the phenotype field. Further information about the phenotype can be added to the Notes section of the animal record.