Welcome to the November edition of our monthly release notes! This month we’ve pushed out a number of software improvements, bug fixes, and UI tweaks across all the modules on BrightLab. Here are the highlights:

Smart Ways to Search and Filter Your Inventory

BrightLab Inventory Filter

This update allows you to quickly search and filter your inventory to see what is running low or expiring soon. This update also includes improvements that will allow you to update the materials in your inventory and adjust inventory quantity using an easy slider option.

Redesigned Request Management Icons for Enhanced User Experience

BrightLab Request Icons

This update sports an upgraded Request module with intuitive features and powerful capabilities to help you smoothly navigate through the request management workflow. The redesigned icons, and more prominent „Add Request“ button, will make it easier for you to keep track of product requests as it moves through the request and approval workflow.

Recurring Reservations for Your Lab Equipment

This new feature enables you to schedule recurring equipment reservations on pre-defined days for a specific amount of time for usage, maintenance or calibration. Recurring reservations can be scheduled daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Recurring reservations can be edited, updated or deleted.

For example, you can schedule reservation recurrence for Wednesday from 10 AM – 12 PM for the next 3 weeks.

1. Click Recurrence to schedule equipment once weekly and select start and end times.

recurring reservations lab equipment

2. Scheduled recurring reservation can be viewed in the equipment calendar:

recurring reservations lab equipment2

Improved Review Process for Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) Pages

brightlab submit page for review

We have added an option where users with Admin access can submit a page for review. To do this:

  • Select a user to submit for review. This can be a user with any level of permission to this page. The project gets locked at this point, but comments to sections can still be added.
  • The user receiving the request can view the content and “Approve” or “Reject.”
  • When the project is approved and e-signed, it automatically gets marked as completed.
  • If the project is rejected and needs further revision, the submitted project is now unlocked and available for updates and resubmission.
  • Note: the single signature option remains available for all non-submitted & rejected experiments.