ELOGSummary from Vendor: ELOG is part of a family of applications known as weblogs. Their general purpose is to make it easy for people to put information online in a chronological fashion, in the form of short, time-stamped text messages ("entries") with optional HTML markup for presentation, and optional file attachments (images, archives, etc.) and to make it easy for other people to access this information through a Web interface, browse entries, search, download files, and optionally add, update, delete or comment on entries.

Compare ELOG to other options in the Electronic Lab Notebook Matrix.

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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
    • Low ability to search beyond typographical errors
    • Transparency of file structure


    Ability to manipulate files and images

    • Can manipulate text documents and spreadsheets, can manipulate some elements of images, cannot manipulate other datasets


    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)

    • Not applicable (the tool is open source)


    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

    • 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



    • None


    File Redundancy

    • No information provided


    Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

    • Yes


    Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

    • No

    Storage Capacity - Users

    • Depends on the user's local storage


    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • Can be configured in the ELOG server. Typically, 10-20 MB
  • Hosting

    Software access


    • No



    • Yes


    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • No
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered


    • None



    • FAQs, support forum, instructions, "quick-start" instructions


    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Yes


    Compatability with data repositories

    • Yes. Data can be exported in CSV, XML, and plain text


    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • A whole logbook can be exported in various formats.


    Recovery Options

    • Recovery options rely on the underlying file system.


    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Somewhat


    Number of Installations per institution

    • No limit; several parallel servers can be used at once.


    Multiple client use

    • Yes


    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • No information provided


    Other higher-education users

    • No information provided
  • Security

    Compliance with Harvard security

    Harvard Security Levels

    • No information provided on Harvard Security Levels


    Backdoor accessibility

    • Yes
  • Other

    Additional features

    Open Science/Open Data Efforts

    • ELOG itself is open source


    Academically Oriented

    • Yes


    Cost (per seat)    

    • None


    Dictation/voice input

    • No


    Data Entry

    • Supports the importation of CSV files.
    • Attachments can be uploaded directly from your computer.
    • Data can be exported in CSV, XML, and plain text formats.


    Platform Integrations

    • Not applicable
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    Not applicable