BenchlingSummary from Vendor: Benchling offers a modern approach to note-taking. Its collaboration features; integration with Benchling's Bioregistry and Sample Tracking, Molecular Biology Suite, and Workflow Tools; rich search functions; and intuitive user interface encourage usage, so scientists can focus on the science.

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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
    • Able to search beyond file formats
    • Able to search beyond typographical errors
    • Transparency of file structure

     

    Ability to manipulate files and images

    • Yes. Can manipulate all, including other attachments dragged into the notebook

     

    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

    • Yes

     

    Rights Management (Licensing)

    • No. Benchling follows industry best practices around encryption and security. You have strict access control over your data, and everything is regularly backed up. You own all of your data, period.

     

    Protocol Integration

    • Yes
  • Adaptability to Lab Workflows

    Platform compatibility

    Accounts/Permissions Levels

    • Yes

     

    Internal Data Sharing

    • Yes

     

    Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

    • No information provided

     

    Compatibility with authoring tools

    • Yes

     

    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    

    • No

     

    Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

    • No

     

    Versioning

    • Tracking, backup, storage, audit trail capability

     

    File Redundancy

    • No information provided

     

    Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

    • Yes

     

    Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

    • Yes
       

    Storage Capacity - Users

    • No information provided

     

    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • No information provided
  • Hosting

    Software access

    Cloud

    • Yes

     

    Local

    • No

     

    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • No
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered

    Training

    • Administrator, user, in-person

     

    Documentation    

    • FAQs, video tutorials, instructions, troubleshooting, quick-start instructions

     

    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Yes, especially PDFs and Evernote

     

    Compatability with data repositories

    • Yes, especially Dropbox and Google Drive

     

    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • Yes, there is a plan in place to export data if the service can no longer offer support.

     

    Recovery Options

    • Technical team recovers data

     

    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Yes

     

    Number of Installations per institution

    • No limit

     

    Multiple client use

    • Yes
       

    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • No information provided

     

    Other higher-education users

    • Over 10,000 higher-education users
  • Security

    Compliance with Harvard security

    Harvard Security Levels

    • Up to and including Level 5

     

    Backdoor accessibility

    • Yes
  • Other

    Additional features

    Open Science/Open Data Efforts

    • No, but it is free for academics

     

    Academically Oriented

    • Yes

     

    Cost (per seat)    

    • Free

     

    Dictation/voice input

    • No

     

    Data Entry

    • Users can upload files directly from their computer or through OneNote, Google Drive, and Dropbox. Any attachments uploaded can be manipulated within the notebook.

     

    Platform Integrations

    • No information provided
  • Tiers of Services

    Features and costs associated

    Personal

    • Cost: Free
    • Access to all analysis tools and future updates
    • Chat support

     

    Enterprise

    • Cost: Contact Benchling
    • Access to all analysis tools, enterprise-grade registration and workflow management features, and future updates
    • Unlimited storage
    • 24/7 direct line support
    • Dedicated account manager
    • Virtual Private Cloud
    • Electronic witnessing
    • Administrative dashboard
    • Professional services: Importing Data, Training, Implementation, Integrations, Customizations