Formal approve of the experimental results
The approval process is the mechanism inside WebQuant that is used to move an experiment from the Pending part of the database to the approved part of the system. This is an action that is recorded in the Notebook system and that has several effects in the WebQuant experiments:
- Freeze the peak edition. Once an experiment has been approved there is no possibility to change any of the characteristics of the chromatographic peak (Area), neither the peaks can be removed or merged.
- Raw data files parked: In the process of approving an experiment, the raw datafiles are parked in a different schema, and therefore cannot be sued for example to query the raw information within the chromatogram browser system.
- Compounds are copied into the Compound Library: The parent structures and the structure of the products with a single molecular structure assigned are copied into the Compound Library and a link is established between the compound and the WebQuant experiment.
- Access to the Analysis tools: Finally, when an experiment is approved it can also access the single experiment and the analysis tools, that enable the possibility to building custom reports.
Once the experiment is approved, only a user with Edit again privileges can move the experiment to the pending status and removing all the analysis tools that the compound would have participate.