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You have to be in a group member in a Synergy group and user access granted from within Assay. You need to be logged into Synergy to use Assay. 

See details in ChemAxon Synergy documentation and the Administration guide for Assay.

Setup tab

In the Setup tab you can define result types (e.g. EC50, Kd etc.) and procedures (like experiment descriptions, and referred to as SOP - standard operational procedure). The list of procedures is expandable by administrator users, while result types can be added by users, too.


On Procedure tab you can see all procedures (SOPs) that your group is using. To see details about a procedure, click on its row. If you need additional procedures, please contact your Assay administrator.

To create a new procedure click the Add new button in the top right corner. To edit an existing procedure, open the detailed view by clicking on it and click the Edit button. Modify the fields as needed and click the Save button. If you would not like to save the changes, click the X in the top right corner.

You need to provide an Abbreviation, a Name and a Description of the procedure, and may add custom fields to the procedure. You will also need to define, if the procedure can be classified as experimental, analytical or both.

  • The Procedure Type must be selected. A procedure may describe an experimental and/or analytical step. Choose the appropriate button on the top. This information will be used by the software to list the procedure in the experimental or analytical drop-down lists during processed data upload.

  • The Abbreviation needs to be unique and informative for all users. It must be no longer than 20 characters. This abbreviation will be offered for interpreting the data, and used as part of the description identifying the data. This is a required field.

  • The Name is an accurate name of the procedure. This is a required field.

  • The Description of the procedure is a free text entry that helps users understand the procedure as well as the limits on its use by the company. If there are multiple similar procedures, these descriptions will help users to decide which of the procedures better suits them ensuring proper and unambiguous standardisation of the data. This is a required field.

  • The Share With section lists all groups from Synergy that you are a member of. You have to select a group that will have access to the procedure (that will be the owner group).

Result type

To create a new result type, click the Add new button in the top right corner.  To edit an existing result type, open the detailed view by clicking on it  and click the Edit button.  Modify the fields as needed and click the Save button. If you would not like to save the changes, click the X in the top right corner.

You need to provide an Abbreviation, a Name, an Aggregation Logic and a Description of the result type, and for numbers provide the Standard Unit, and the expected value range. 

  • Different Data Types can be selected: number, text or link. The fields to be filled in change as you select a new type.  

  • The Name is an accurate long name of the result type. This is a required field.

  • The Abbreviation is a unique short description of the long accurate name. The limit is 20 characters. These abbreviations will be offered to users when uploading data, and used as parts of the titles in data viewing. This is a required field.

  • The Description of the result type is a free text entry that helps the user understand the result type.  This is a required field. The limit is 4000 characters.

  • The Standard Unit is a free text entry that defines the unit of the result type if it is a number.  If it wasn't defined, Not set will be displayed. This is an optional field.

  • Set the expected range for the result types by setting a minimum value, a maximum value or both.  You get a warning if the set minimum value is larger than the set maximum value. By default the number can range from - infinite to + infinite. Setting the minimum and maximum values are optional.

  • The number type has two options: scientific or decimal.  Default setting is decimal, but working with very small or large numbers is easier with the scientific type. 
  • The decimal places  value is by default 2.
  • Variable checkbox: use this if your result types are variables of the experiment. This way, you can freely add information on your experiment parameters you inserted in the data table.

Tasks tab

The starting page of ChemAxon Assay lists current processed data upload tasks. The permissions to view and edit the processed data upload task in relation to its status is summarized in Table 1.


Status marker

Viewing permission

Editing permission



AnyoneCreator of the task, administrator



Table 1. Status markers

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