If you use a paper lab notebook you've probably gone through the pain of writing and re-writing steps for experiments you frequently repeat. If you're an instructor, you know that getting students to manually copy protocols can be like pulling teeth. Whether you're researching, teaching or learning the scientific method there are many scenarios where … Continue reading You asked for ‘copy’ workflows and we built them!
Research requires so much more than simply collecting, analyzing and presenting data. Core stages include project management, clean up, countless emails, conflict resolution and more. Unfortunately, it’s easy to get bogged down in all these in-betweens. Tina Sumpter, research assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology in the School of Medicine at the University of … Continue reading Research project management at University of Pittsburgh
ELN stands for Electronic Laboratory Notebook. That middle word ‘laboratory’ comes with a STEM connotation. It makes many think of beakers, flasks, white lab coats, the periodic table and those Bunsen burners you could never light in your high school chemistry class. Labs, however, aren’t just for science. Merriam Webster defines a lab as a … Continue reading Using an ELN for Humanities
Shihoko Kojima found her high school science classes interesting, but what she really wanted to chase was research. Put simply, she thought it sounded really cool. “I wanted to do something different,” she said, “I didn’t want to wear business attire or work in a small office everyday. Research sounded like a way to achieve … Continue reading Circadian rhythms at the cellular level
SnapGene is "software for everyday molecular biology" and LabArchives is a digital notebook for everyday research. It just made sense to work together. With our SnapGene Server integration it's easy to plan, organize and document molecular biology experiments even if you don't have SnapGene installed on your computer. We'll show you what that actually looks … Continue reading SnapGene x LabArchives
We are growing fast at LabArchives and we're very excited to announce the addition of two new people to our global team. While our main offices are located in Carlsbad, CA and the D.C. metropolitan area, LabArchives team members can be found scattered throughout the states and abroad. Spread across at least nine time zones, we don’t … Continue reading New team members!
Our global team spends a lot of time online and our IT team keeps us (and our users) safe. We’re sharing this message they sent out with you because the last thing anyone needs right now, is to fall victim to an internet scam or cyber infection….Be sure to also check out Part 1, Part 2 … Continue reading Staying safe online during COVID-19 (part 4)
Every job requires a certain set of building block skills. Musicians read notes. Doctors write prescriptions. Builders read blueprints. Developers write code. These tasks become second nature to those who do them. Taking the time to master the essentials, however, usually pays off in the long run. The same holds for scientists. They experiment and … Continue reading The 1st experiment: digital lab notebooks
Our global team spends a lot of time online and our IT team keeps us (and our users) safe. We’re sharing this message they sent out with you because the last thing anyone needs right now, is to fall victim to an internet scam or cyber infection….Be sure to also check out Part 1 and … Continue reading Staying safe online during COVID-19 (part 3)
When asked if today’s global pandemic is the kind of situation that motivated him to become a virologist, William James replied, “I wish I could say I’d been that starry eyed, but it was really just curiosity that got me started.” James’s virology lab at University of Oxford’s Sir William Dunn School of Pathology has … Continue reading Curiosity, virology and working together when we have to work apart