eLabJournalSummary from Vendor: The eLabJournal (formerly Bio-ITech) Electronic Lab Notebook offers an intuitive and flexible solution to document research data. It improves effciency when documenting, organizing, searchings and archiving collected data in research laboratories.

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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

    • Can manipulate text, spreadsheets and images


    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

    • 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    

    • Yes


    Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

    • Yes



    • All entries and changes are recorded and time stamped automatically to ensure a full audit trail of your ELN. A version history allows you to access previous versions of your experiments.


    File Redundancy

    • Files are replicated within the server in real time, on multiple disks. The same files are replicated to geographically different server locations in real time.
    • This data is backed up every 24 hours on a 3rd distant location.
    • So we have 3 different locations where your data is redundantly stored.


    Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

    • Yes


    Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

    • Yes


    Storage Capacity - Users

    • 25GB per user, with options to upgrade, and purchase eLABHybrid for additional storage servers


    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • No Limit
  • Hosting

    Software access


    • Yes



    • Yes


    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • Yes
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered


    • Administrator, user, in-person, implementation support



    • FAQs, support forum, troubleshooting information, quick-start instructions


    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Yes


    Compatibility with data repositories

    • Yes


    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • Yes


    Recovery Options

    • Full disaster recovery


    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Yes


    Number of Installations per institution

    • No limit


    Multiple client use

    • Yes


    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • Unknown


    Other higher-education users

    • 30, including the BROAD Institute and Tufts University
  • Security

    Compliance with Harvard security

    Harvard Security Levels

    • Levels 1-5


    Backdoor accessibility

    • No information provided
  • Other

    Additional features

    Open Science/Open Data Efforts

    • We can export into an open format


    Academically Oriented

    • Yes


    Cost (per seat)    

    • There are many products, and options within eLAB.
    • With each new user added, the total price decreases.
    • There is not a simple formula to describe the pricing scheme.


    Dictation/voice input

    • Yes


    Data Entry

    • Import text, sketches, tables, chemical structures, and attach any kind of data. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint can be manipulated within the ELN.


    Platform Integrations

    • Connect and process research data from different software applications within your organization.
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    No information provided