Pros of using an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)

LabArchive's Electronic Lab Notebook solution provides a number of benefits to help researchers record and access research data from anywhere. A summary of benefits is below:

  • Accessible outside the laboratory
  • Searchable
  • Able to link to different pages/entries
    • Reduces need to re-write experimental procedures that are used regularly
  • Add and view data files
  • Sharable
    • Access can be controlled by permissions role
    • Share with collaborators outside Columbia University
  • Interoperability (read data from instrumentation)
  • Audit trail
    • Timestamp and user
    • Track changes
  • Drawing tools
    • Chemdoodle
  • Ability to record other relevant material
    • Protocols
    • Citations (citation manager built-in)
    • Brainstorming
  • Flexible and customizable
  • Widgets
    • Build/share your own widgets
    • Delivered
      • Acid and Base Molarity Calculator
      • Bacterial Growth Calculator
      • Buffer Calculator
      • Chemical Inventory
      • Chemical Sketcher
      • Dilution Calculator
      • DNA-RNA Calculator
      • Example 1 - Density of an unknown Liquid
      • Example 2 - Acidity of a Liquid
      • Fire Diamond Widget
      • Freezer Box - General
      • Google Calendar
      • Google Docs
      • Lab Recipes Calculator
      • Meeting Template
      • Molarity Calculator
      • Molecular Weight Calculator
      • PCR Calculator
      • Periodic Table
      • Plasmid Database
      • Radioactivity Calculator
      • Scientific Calculator
      • Spreadsheet
      • Unit Converter