ArxspanSummary from Vendor: Bruker’s Arxspan ELN Suite is a comprehensive, scientific workflow solution that caters to today’s R&D environment. The fully integrated, the cloud-based platform has been engineered to give its users visibility across the diverse data structures that are ubiquitous in today’s cutting-edge research. Managing and automating your workflow has never been easier with key features like embedded chemical intelligence, built-in molecular biology tools, and instrument integration. Collaboration is effortless with a centralized repository for biologics data coupled with the corresponding experimental processes. Simple to deploy, friendly UI, and agile architecture allows for a truly seamless and effective system for highly specialized, multidisciplinary teams.

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Features & Specifications

  • Interactivity

    Interface functionality

    Search functions can search across file formats and beyond typos

    • Able to search for documents within the platform, including full text search on attachments as well as data fields
    • Able to search beyond file formats
    • Able to search beyond typographical errors
    • Transparency of file structure


    Ability to manipulate files and images

    • Yes


    Support for multiple open windows

    • Yes


    Ability to link out

    • Yes
  • Support for Researcher Documentation

    Documentation and metadata creation

    Hyperlink Support

    • Yes


    Metadata Creation Prompts

    • No


    Rights Management (Licensing)

    • Yes


    Protocol Integration

    • Yes
  • Adaptability to Lab Workflows

    Platform compatibility

    Accounts/Permissions Levels

    • Yes


    Internal Data Sharing

    • Yes


    Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

    • Yes
    • Workflows can be designed in the application
    • Technically infinite


    Compatibility with authoring tools

    • Yes
    • Any external document, image etc. can be bound to the experiment and view from within the ELN provided native application exists on the viewers device


    Windows Compatible    

    • Yes


    Macintosh Compatible

    • Yes


    Linux Compatible

    • Yes


    Android Compatible    

    • Yes


    iOS Compatible    

    • Yes
  • Storage

    Available data storage options

    Cloud Storage    

    • Yes


    Local Storage    

    • Yes
    • Can link out to local, or 3rd party cloud storage


    Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

    • Yes



    • ELN state is locked at every save
    • New documents are added and presented preservice snapshots in time of experiment and experiment document versions


    File Redundancy

    • All files are stored redundantly at our hot sych disaster recovery site


    Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

    • Yes


    Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

    • No

    Storage Capacity - Users

    • Unlimited


    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • 4GB
  • Hosting

    Software access


    • Yes



    • No


    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • Yes
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered


    • Training is offered anytime



    • In-application documentation


    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Yes: Dotmatics, IDBS, CambridgeSoft, CDD, Core


    Compatibility with data repositories

    • Link with 3rd party repositories


    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • Full data & attachment export


    Recovery Options

    • No data is ever deleted


    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Yes


    Number of Installations per institution

    • Unlimited


    Multiple client use

    • Unlimited (Full CRO and collaborator management)


    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • No Harvard/HMS users
    • 50+ Broad Institute users


    Other higher-education users

    • Several hundred in the US
  • Security

    Compliance with Harvard security

    Harvard Security Levels

    • No information provided


    Backdoor accessibility

    • No information provided


  • Other

    Additional features

    Open Science/Open Data Efforts

    • No information provided


    Academically Oriented

    • No information provided


    Cost (per seat)    

    • Academic pricing available 


    Dictation/voice input

    • Yes, if device supported


    Data Entry

    • Multiple device supported


    Platform Integrations

    • Multiple registration, inventory, assay management, project management tools etc.


  • Tiers of Services

    Features and costs associated
    • Arxspan provides various levels of service
    • Free support is via email with average response times 30 minutes