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, 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