Qualoupe LIMS 1.3 has a suite of over 30 applications that can be assigned to different roles within the laboratory so that users only have access to the applications they need to fulfil their role. All work within the system is based on management of samples and their associated details and action items. The sample life cycle follows a chain of operations that begins when a sample is logged-in and is completed when the results for the sample are released. The sample status is automatically incremented after completion of any major step throughout the sample life. The stability manager provides study creation; creation of stability protocols, with multiple batches, packaging types and storage conditions; defined sample pulling schedules; and sample storage location. The Project Manager enables the laboratory to group its work under various categories, often referred to as projects, and to tailor names and meanings of the project fields to suit laboratory needs. Interfacing instruments directly to the system so that the results are acquired automatically eliminates transcription errors. Where an instrument can process multiple samples, the Run Manager enables users to rapidly set up queues of samples to be processed through a specific laboratory instrument for a given method.