Ligar: polymer development + securing intellectual property

What’s a polymer? According to the American Chemistry Council a polymer is a “useful chemical made of many repeating patterns.” And unless you’re a polymer scientist yourself or are otherwise well versed in what that actually implies, the word polymer is one we’ve likely all heard but don’t really understand. Molecularly Imprinted Polymers, on a … Continue reading Ligar: polymer development + securing intellectual property

Adopting an ERN at Duke University

We caught up with Duke Office of Scientific Integrity - ASIST Team to learn more about why Duke decided to offer all institutional members access to LabArchives electronic research notebooks. Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Why did Duke want to use an ERN (electronic research notebook)? With the growing amount of digital data researchers … Continue reading Adopting an ERN at Duke University

Supporting digital notebook usage at UPENN

We caught up with Barak Zahavy at the University of Pennsylvania to find out more about how research offices can support adoption and usage of new digital technologies in professional research labs. Barak has over 20 years experience designing, implementing, and managing highly diversified technology platforms in the university space. He knows better than anyone that … Continue reading Supporting digital notebook usage at UPENN

STATION1: An Orchestra of Socially Minded Inquiry in Science and Technology

This summer we were happy to collaborate once more with Station1. What is Station1? We caught up with MIT professor, scientist and engineer, social entrepreneur and Station1 founder Christine Ortiz to learn a bit more about this new higher education institution and model of “socially-directed” scientific and technological research. Station1 mission The Station1 mission is … Continue reading STATION1: An Orchestra of Socially Minded Inquiry in Science and Technology

Confessions of the Brown Lab: Staying Organized

Lab work isn't all serious. And we love it when our users embrace the fun side of things (while still following safety protocols, of course). We were excited to stumble upon this blog curated by a LabArchives lab. "Confessions of the Brown Lab Researchers" is written by the researchers themselves and contains more than a … Continue reading Confessions of the Brown Lab: Staying Organized

Case study: helping kids through genetic research

Sally Moody, Lab Director and Department Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology at George Washington University, is using developmental genetics to understand how the early nervous system forms. At the moment she is investigating new genes that may be linked to a birth defect that causes hearing loss in children. By using biochemical data gathered … Continue reading Case study: helping kids through genetic research

Using technology at the bench

The Lab BEnch The laboratory bench is a researcher's sacred space. The place where experimentation comes to life and fruitful learning emerges (hopefully). The bench is the essence of research itself. As physicist and Nobel laureate, Leon Lederman, once said..... "During an intense period of lab (bench) work the outside world vanishes and the obsession … Continue reading Using technology at the bench