All files uploaded onto Labstep can be found in the 'Uploaded Files' area. Click on the vertical ellipsis on the left-hand side bar menu to have access to it. You can upload an unlimited number of files to Labstep.


Adding a file to an Experiment or Protocol:

As a Data field

  1. Navigate to the experiment/protocol of your choice

  2. Click on 'Data', in the left-hand side menu bar

  3. Click on 'Add Data Field'

  4. Select 'File/Image' for 'Data Type'

  5. Click on the field 'Select / upload default file'

  6. Select which method you want to use to attach a file/image

  7. Choose the file

  8. Fill in any necessary metadata

  9. Click on 'Done'

Labstep team tip: Only files smaller than 100Mb can be uploaded. If you need to store larger files we recommend you to store them on a cloud storage platform such as Dropbox (others are available) and simply save a share link to the file on Labstep.

Within the experiment/protocol entry

  1. Navigate to the experiment/protocol of your choice

  2. Click on 'Edit' in the menu bar

  3. Type / (slash)

  4. Select 'Data'

  5. Click on 'Select / upload default file'

  6. Select which method you want to use to attach a file/image

  7. Choose the file

  8. Fill in any necessary metadata

  9. Click on 'Done'

Using the Labstep folder watcher:

By installing the Labstep folder watcher you can set folders on your Windows or Mac os to be 'watched' - What does this mean?

It means that whenever you save a file to a watched folder it is automatically uploaded to your Labstep account.You can then easily attach these files to an experiment step or result by selecting the 'File from watched folder' option.
To learn more about the Labstep folder watcher, click here.


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