What’s New in LabKey 22.3!


LabKey Server

  • The Text Choice data type provides an easy way to define a set of expected text values for a field. (docs)
  • Sample naming patterns are validated during sample type definition. Example names are visible to users creating new samples. (docs)
  • Queries can be included in published studies. (docs)
  •  Ontology insert and update forms now support type ahead filtering for quick input into ontology lookup fields. (docs)

Sample Manager

  •  Sample Finder: Find samples based on source and parent properties, giving users the flexibility to locate samples based on relationships and lineage details. (docs)
  •  New Storage Editor and Storage Designer roles, allowing admins to assign different users the ability to manage freezer storage and manage sample and assay definitions. (docs)
  •  Redesigned main dashboard featuring storage information and prioritizing what users use most. (docs)


  •  ELN Improvements:
    • Notebook entry locking and protection: Users are notified if someone else is already editing a notebook entry and prevented from accidentally overwriting their work.
    • Find notebooks easily based on a variety of filtering criteria. (docs)
  • Freezer Management for Biologics: Create a virtual match of your physical storage system, and then track sample locations, availability, freezer capacities, and more. (docs)
  •  User-defined barcodes can also be included in sample definitions and search-by-barcode results. (docs)

Premium Resources

See the full Release Notes 22.3 (March 2022)