Types of Entities¶
Our platform contains three main classes of Entities, each recognizable by its unique icon, as illustrated below:
|Materials||Hold information about individual materials|
|Workflows||Contain logical set of computational operations, applicable to multiple materials|
|Jobs||Represent computational tasks on a particular material-workflow combination to produce the corresponding properties and output files as results|
Each entity has an Owner and a set of permissions in relation to how they can be accessed, manipulated or modified by users. Permissions are relevant in the context of Entity Sharing and Organizational Accounts.
There are interface components, and some of their respective sub-components, which are common to all entity types.
Entities are stored in a database in the form of structured data. Entities can also have metadata attached to them, in the form of descriptive tags for example. These concepts are elucidated in the following dedicated page.
Some Entities can be grouped together under folders, or "Sets", as explained here.
Unique Entities are collected inside the Entity Banks by type. Please refer to this page for an introduction to the "Bank" concept.
Finally, this page introduces actions pertinent to all entity types.