We spoke with Rebecca Rich at Brewer Science Inc. to better understand why the organization decided to look for an electronic lab notebook (ELN), how they chose LabArchives and what their next steps will look like now that they're moving towards digital documentation. For those who aren’t familiar with the field, what does Brewer Science do when it comes … Continue reading Brewer Science: starting out with an ELN
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. Byron Deane outside of … 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
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!
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
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