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
LabArchives is a new system for data collection that protects institutions and individual investigators and lab chiefs from these problems by being fully secure, unalterable, reliably and ineluctably time and date stamped. It is the record of record.
We are especially excited about the release of our new LabArchives Widgets which represents a major leap forward for our platform. Our implementation of "Widgets" expands LabArchives into a completely extensible system, enabling our customers and third parties to create simple (or even sophisticated) tools for the laboratory workflow that can be incorporated into your laboratory notebook. … Continue reading Widgets – A Major Advancement for LabArchives
Last week, we introduced our first apps for the iPhone and iPad. Although (with a minor exception), LabArchives is fully functional in Safari on these devices, the screen size for the iPhone made it somewhat difficult to navigate and use. As for all of our software developments, it is the feedback of our customers that … Continue reading LabArchives Introduces an iPhone / iPad App
Note from the Editor: This guest blog is written by Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Journal Publisher at BioMed Central Introduction “One reason that the worldwide web worked was because people reused each other’s content in ways never imagined or achieved by those who created it. The same will be true of open data.” – Tim Berners-Lee and … Continue reading LabArchives and BioMed Central: a new platform for publishing scientific data
If you're reading this blog, you are probably familiar with LabArchives and our leading Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN). But we view LabArchives as more than just an ELN. Our mission is to make it the "hub" of your scientific research through strategic partnerships and integration with leading scientific software and information providers. Our mission … Continue reading LabArchives now includes 100 GB of storage for each user
Yesterday, Apple released its long awaited iOS 5 operating system for iPads and iPhones. This latest edition includes a number of improvements, most significantly (at least for our rapidly growing list of LabArchives customers), compatibility within Safari for "Rich Text" editing. This means that effective immediately, you can now enter and edit rich text … Continue reading iOS 5: LabArchives on the iPad
As those of you who follow scientific education are painfully aware, the U.S. has slipped dramatically in the production of capable scientists. According to Mariette DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American, "American students are now ranked 22nd and 31st among their international peers in science and math, respectively." In order to help improve the situation, last … Continue reading LabArchives, Electronic Lab Notebooks, and Education
LabArchives is especially excited to announce the addition of doi's to our flagship product. But "what is a 'doi'", you might ask? And what does that have to do with my laboratory data? DOI is an acronym for "Digital Object Identifier". Most people are familiar with doi's from reading journal articles, most of which include … Continue reading LabArchives and “doi’s”