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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

Read more about electronic lab notebooks

ELN provision at Oxford

Since May 2018, the University of Oxford has had 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.

Read more about ELN provision at Oxford

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 3 July 2020