Byron Deane works in the Research Technology Department supporting Laboratory Informatics as well as Innovation & Consulting at UMASS Medical. We caught up with him to learn more about how UMASS has employed LabArchives Electronic Notebook (ELN) in order to move away from the paper lab notebook and towards better documentation. How has COVID-19 impacted … Continue reading Using an ELN at UMASS Medical
Natalie Stringer, our Resident Professor, has been hard at work on our newly released product: LabArchives Inventory. Natalie got her PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Iowa, was a postdoctoral fellow at NIH and has worked as an Associate Professor at Montgomery College and Northern Virginia Community College. She has experience on all … Continue reading LabArchives Inventory is here!
(For original Press Release click here) Today LabArchives announced the addition of LabArchives Inventory to their online suite of collaborative, secure and intuitive data management tools. This new product supports inventory organization and tracking of laboratory consumables, samples and ordered supplies. LabArchives Inventory also connects with LabArchives Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), which is used by … Continue reading LabArchives adds LabArchives Inventory to Data Management Suite
Social distancing may be here to stay. With that, rethinking how we use our spaces is crucial and that includes rethinking how we use the very labs in which COVID-19 research takes place. Scientific research must continue both in response to and in spite of the pandemic. Working together when we have to work apart, … Continue reading Simplify socially distanced lab work
In the past few weeks, we’ve spoken with instructors from North Carolina, Virginia, California and Pennsylvania. Despite different subjects, course sizes, and geographic locations, these instructors all recognise that COVID-19 is shaking up higher education. The pandemic has forced them to rethink how they deliver authentic education. Experimentation, a core component of STEM courses, is … Continue reading LabArchives x Vernier: a total lab course solution
Wendy Riggs isn’t new to the remote classroom. She’s been teaching General Biology online at College of the Redwoods for 3 years. Just a few months ago, teaching a lab course like ‘Gen Bio’ online would’ve sounded like a crazy concept to many. Now it’s just reality. Wendy Riggs Wendy also teaches an in-person Human … Continue reading Saying good bye to routine ruts
Like many of her colleagues, assistant teaching professor Stefanie Chen splits her time between instruction and research as part of the Biotechnology Program at North Carolina State University. While her courses focus on biotechnology, her research focuses on undergraduate education. As Stefanie and her colleagues in the program teach, they also collect data. Their current … Continue reading Make it work mode
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