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.

Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions about the content of this page. Last updated: 2018-02-01

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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

     

    Versioning

    • 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

    Cloud

    • No

     

    Local

    • Yes

     

    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • No
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered

    Training

    • None

     

    Documentation    

    • 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