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LabArchives electronic lab notebook service

What is an electronic lab notebook?

Most researchers who work in labs will be used to keeping a lab notebook as a formal record of their work. Electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) offer a digital alternative to the traditional paper version.

ELNs offer a number of potential benefits:

  • Research records are easily searchable
  • Research records can be accessed from any computer or device with internet access
  • Research data can be stored alongside experimental records, and linked to it
  • Details of who created the record and what edits have been made are captured automatically

ELN provision at Oxford

In May 2018, the University of Oxford signed a contract with LabArchives for the provision of ELNs to all Oxford researchers, including graduate students. LabArchives is a secure and flexible web-based system.

Using LabArchives

Further information

Further details about the background of this service can be found on the Electronic Lab Notebook Project SharePoint page (SSO login needed).

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Written by IT Services. Latest revision 29 June 2018