If the user is running an experiment, he will concentrate on his proper work. To do a good job, the user need information about the current project status. In Open-LIMS the user sees directly the status of the project. He can better estimate what he has to do to reach his goal or to finish the project.
After the planning of a project, it is important to know the next status. Open-LIMS shows the user which upcoming activities he has to fulfil. Based on the template structure of every project, it is clearer, what there is to do in the current project status.
Moreover all involved persons can comprehend what was done and the laboratory leader can give feedback directly to his members.
An intention of Open-LIMS is to enter data while running a project. As a result, the running experiment phase links with entering data phase.