Living in the technological era of the 21st century, we could be forgiven for assuming that we live in a primarily digital world. Assignments are written and handed in electronically, personal records are stored digitally, emails and text messages have replaced the handwritten letter.
Do you ever feel like your work should be better organized? Are you frustrated when you spend time searching for “lost” samples or results? How many of these happy – researchers’- habits have you already developed?
From the sample that comes in the lab, to the automatically generated report at the end, an electronic lab notebook (ELN) can help your lab to manage all data in compliance with the highest standards in scientific data management.
The first thing that crosses most researchers’ minds when they need to write a scientific paper, analyze results or create a presentation about their work would be opening one of the Microsoft Office programs.
With this SciNote electronic lab notebook update we are happy to introduce folders for your Projects in SciNote!
Have you ever had to prepare the full set of documentation for the FDA or similar inspections? How many grant proposals could you have written in that time?
Historically, companies maintained a paper trail of all their equipment, experiments and results in order to comply with cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) and cGLP (Current Good Laboratory Practices) regulations.
For most labs, understanding how their data is being handled is just as important as the set of features a certain software offers and there are various reasons for it – from making sure the data is in good hands to checking various compliance checkboxes.
From defining your needs, to narrowing down the selection, testing an electronic lab notebook (ELN) and presenting it to your team, this electronic lab notebook guide will provide valuable tips on how to approach the process.
Among numerous solutions and research tools available today, scientists are choosing electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) to complement the paper-based approach to record keeping.
It is important to track which samples were used in which experiment. Not only to keep track of your current work, but also to keep reference long-term and even meet specific requirements when applying for grants or patents.
Labs expressed their opinion in the recently published study “Electronic lab notebooks: can they replace paper?” that addresses the subject of electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) and whether they can replace paper in today’s digital labs.