FindingsSummary from Vendor: Findings is an electronic lab notebook mostly targeted at researchers and scientists. It is meant to address a fundamental part of the scientific workflow that was traditionally the job of paper notebooks. Findings’ ambition is simple: make your Mac, iPhone or iPad a better tool than paper to run experiments and keep lab records.

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


    Ability to manipulate files and images

    • Can manipulate all files and images


    Support for multiple open windows

    • Somewhat. Users can run multiple instances of the app


    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

    • Not applicable


    Internal Data Sharing

    • Yes


    Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

    • No information provided


    Compatibility with authoring tools

    • No


    Windows Compatible    

    • No


    Macintosh Compatible

    • Yes


    Linux Compatible

    • No


    Android Compatible    

    • No


    iOS Compatible    

    • Yes
  • Storage

    Available data storage options

    Cloud Storage    

    • Yes


    Local Storage    

    • Yes


    Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

    • Yes



    • Findings offers version backup and version storage support.
    • Findings is designed so that backup of your lab notebook happens automatically along with backup of your computer.


    File Redundancy

    • No information provided


    Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

    • Some limitations


    Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

    • No information provided

    Storage Capacity - Users

    • No limit other than local hard drive or whatever file sharing system the user is using


    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • No limit
  • Hosting

    Software access


    • Yes



    • Yes


    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • Yes
  • Support Training and maintenance offered

    Training and maintenance offered


    • Email support



    • FAQs, instructions


    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • No


    Compatibility with data repositories

    • No


    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • Yes, data stored on user's machine in an open-source format (SQLite) and exportation.
    • Can also be exported as PDF.
    • App can always be run to browse and export even if the license is lost.


    Recovery Options

    • User is responsible for backup


    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • No


    Number of Installations per institution

    • No limit, but one license per user must be purchased


    Multiple client use

    • Up to 3 desktop computers and unlimited mobile devices

    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • 70 Harvard users
    • 2 with addresses


    Other higher-education users

    • 50 higher-education institutions in the US
  • 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

    • Data is stored in an open-source format


    Academically Oriented

    • Yes


    Cost (per seat)    

    • $196 per 5 users
    • 20% discount for larger groups


    Dictation/voice input

    • Yes


    Data Entry

    • Supports the importation of all file types.
    • Attachments can be uploaded directly from your computer.
    • Any file attachment can be manipulated within the ELN.
    • Files open on the client machine and can be viewed, edited, and saved onto the local file system while remaining part of the ELN library.


    Platform Integrations

    • Not applicable
    • PDF exports can include file attachments and notebook entries in one folder, allowing for easy uploading
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    Basic Level

    • Cost: $0
    • Features:
      • 20 experiments
      • Protocols
      • iOs + Watch
      • Export and share
      • Sync


    Pro Level

    • Cost: $49
    • Features:
      • Unlimited experiments
      • Protocols
      • iOs + Watch
      • Export and share
      • Sync


    Lab Level

    • Cost: $196 per user for a team of 5 users (base price)
    • Features:
      • Unlimited experiments
      • Protocols
      • iOs + Watch
      • Export and share
      • Sync