Resources are an important concept in SciCord ELN and can be generated for Equipment, Chemicals, Documents, Methods, Solutions or Standards, or even Training items.
A resource is defined once in a source document. The definition of the resource which may include the Type of resource, Description, Expiration or Calibration Due Date, Maintenance records, Interface Connection, Daily Check Events, and other pertinent details.
Whenever the resource is used, a reference is recorded in the experimental record creating a link between Use and Definition.
Use of expired chemicals, standards, reagents, or solutions is restricted.
A warning message notifies users if an attempt is made to use out of calibration equipment or instruments.
A usage report, available for all resources, identifies all resource usage in the event a problem with a resource is identified.