ExemplarSummary from Vendor: Exemplar ELN was designed and built for scientists to ensure ease of use and adoption. The design follows a simple drag and drop paradigm to make building out even complex notebooks easy. Exemplar ELN also runs in all leading browsers with no software to install, and works just as well on tablets. Scientists will want to use Exemplar as it makes their job easier and supports their research objectives.

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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
    • Targeted search across system on structured data as well as charting of resulting tables


    Ability to manipulate files and images

    • Can manipulate all types of files and images, spreadsheets are editable within the notebook


    Support for multiple open windows

    • Yes
    • Unlimited open tabs/windows


    Ability to link out

    • Yes
  • Support for Researcher Documentation

    Documentation and metadata creation

    Hyperlink Support

    • Yes


    Metadata Creation Prompts

    • Easy creation of custom and predefined fields to experiments as tables or forms


    Rights Management (Licensing)

    • No information provided


    Protocol Integration

    • Easy notebook template creation
  • Adaptability to Lab Workflows

    Platform compatibility

    Accounts/Permissions Levels

    • Easy role assignment and e-signature capabilities


    Internal Data Sharing

    • No information provided


    Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

    • Yes
    • Can share experiments and experiment entries with colleagues


    Compatibility with authoring tools

    • Yes
    • Can author HELM, Molecular Biology and Chemistry Drawers


    Windows Compatible    

    • Yes


    Macintosh Compatible

    • Yes


    Linux Compatible

    • Yes


    Android Compatible    

    • Yes


    iOS Compatible    

    • Yes
  • Storage

    Available data storage options

    Cloud Storage    

    • Yes
    • Replication and DB Snapshots


    Local Storage    

    • Yes


    Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

    • Yes



    • Audit logging


    File Redundancy

    • Yes
    • Replicate data


    Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

    • Each entry has its own URL


    Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

    • No, but PDF of the data can be shared with them


    Storage Capacity - Users

    • 20GB per user


    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • 4GB per file
  • Hosting

    Software access


    • Yes



    • Yes


    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • No
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered


    • In-person training, demonstration



    • Resource library with videos


    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Yes


    Compatibility with data repositories

    • Yes


    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • Yes


    Recovery Options

    • Restore from point in time


    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Yes


    Number of Installations per institution

    • No information provided


    Multiple client use

    • Yes


    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • No information provided


    Other higher-education users

    • Numerous
  • Security

    Compliance with Harvard security

    Harvard Security Levels

    • No information provided on Harvard Security Levels
    • Running in GLP/GMP and CLIA labs


    Backdoor accessibility

    • There is REST and Java API
  • Other

    Additional features

    Open Science/Open Data Efforts

    • No information provided


    Academically Oriented

    • Yes


    Cost (per seat)    

    • Free version in September 2020
    • Other editions pricing in request 


    Dictation/voice input

    • Yes


    Data Entry

    • Track images, Office documents, automated instrument data
    • Drag/Drop files, images, PDF's, Word docs, and copy/paste
    • Automated import data from instruments


    Platform Integrations

    • Biology and chemistry-aware extensions available
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    Enterprise options available