elabftwSummary from Vendor: eLabFTW is a free and open-source electronic lab notebook designed by researchers, for researchers, with usability in mind. With eLabFTW you get a secure, modern, and compliant system to track your experiments efficiently but also manage your lab with a powerful and flexible database.

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green check Please Note: This information has been verified by a vendor representative. Last updated: 2018-08-07

Features & Specifications

  • Interactivity

    Interface functionality

    Search functions can search across file formats and beyond typos

    • Able to search for documents within the platform
    • Low ability to search beyond file formats
    • Low ability 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)

    • No

     

    Protocol Integration

    • Yes
  • Adaptability to Lab Workflows

    Platform compatibility

    Accounts/Permissions Levels

    • Yes

     

    Internal Data Sharing

    • Yes

     

    Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

    • Yes

     

    Compatibility with authoring tools

    • No

     

    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

     

    Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

    • No

     

    Versioning

    • Yes

     

    File Redundancy

    • Yes

     

    Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

    • Yes

     

    Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

    • Yes

     

    Storage Capacity - Users

    • Unlimited

     

    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • Configurable - 1 MB or 1 TB
  • Hosting

    Software access

    Cloud

    • Yes

     

    Local

    • Yes

     

    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • No
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered

    Training

    • No

     

    Documentation    

    • FAQs, Video tutorials, Instructions, Troubleshooting information, "Quick-Start" Instructions

     

    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Excel files or zip archives from another eLabFTW instance 

     

    Compatibility with data repositories

    • Yes

     

    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • Yes

     

    Recovery Options

    • Yes

     

    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Yes

     

    Number of Installations per institution

    • Unlimited

     

    Multiple client use

    • Yes

     

    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • No information available

     

    Other higher-education users

    • Yes
  • Security

    Compliance with Harvard security

    Harvard Security Levels

    • Level 2: Information the University has chosen to keep confidential but the disclosure of which would not cause material harm

     

    Backdoor accessibility

    • No
  • Other

    Additional features

    Open Science/Open Data Efforts

    • It is open source

     

    Academically Oriented

    • Yes

     

    Cost (per seat)    

    • Free

     

    Dictation/voice input

    • No

     

    Data Entry

    • Yes

     

    Platform Integrations

    • Yes
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    Not applicable