IDBS eWorkbookSummary from Vendor: The e-WorkBook Electronic Laboratory Notebook, provides an enterprise ELN that meets the data management needs of your entire organization, protects your intellectual property, and gives you more time to focus on your research and development activities.

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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 documents, spreadsheets, images, and other data sets


    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)

    • Yes. IDBS software is licensed, not sold. All ownership, title and intellectual property rights in and to the software (if any), accompanying your order, including any associated media and any documentation or printed materials are owned by IDBS or its suppliers. All orders are subject to your consent to any applicable license that is delivered with or included in the item.


    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

    • Not applicable 


    Windows Compatible    

    • Yes


    Macintosh Compatible

    • Yes


    Linux Compatible

    • No


    Android Compatible    

    • Yes


    iOS Compatible    

    • Yes
  • Storage

    Available data storage options

    Cloud Storage    

    • Yes


    Local Storage    

    • Yes


    Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

    • No



    • Templates, protocols, and experiments are fully version controlled, including a full version history. Authorization to make modifications can be appointed to certain group members on a project-by-project basis, if desired. Changes are stored in version history and after changes have been made they can be re-reviewed and re-approved. 


    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

    • 1 TB per user (amount can be increased as needed)


    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • No information provided
  • Hosting

    Software access


    • Yes



    • Yes


    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)

    • No
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered


    • Administrator, user-oriented, in-person, and computer-based training



    • FAQs, support forum, video tutorials, instructions, troubleshooting, quick-start instructions


    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Yes. The tool is file-agnostic 


    Compatability with data repositories

    • Yes, users can save any files from experiment or create a PDF of experiment to share


    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • Upon the effective date of any expiration or termination of the Software Services Agreement, within 30 days of that date IDBS will make available a downloadable file of the customer’s data in a commonly readable format. If the customer requires data in a specific format, they will have access to IDBS Web Services to export data.


    Recovery Options

    • Restoration can be conducted to point-in-time backups, allowing data restoration to any transaction within the last 7 days. IDBS simultaneously operates a mirror system at a hardened data center facility that is geographically remote from the primary system on which the Services are hosted.


    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Yes


    Number of Installations per institution

    • No limit


    Multiple client use

    • Unlimited (provides a per/user license, not device-related license) and available through any browser


    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • No information provided


    Other higher-education users

    • Unknown, it is typically used as an industry enterprise platform
  • Security

    Compliance with Harvard security

    Harvard Security Levels

    • Up to and including Level 5


    Backdoor accessibility

    • Yes
  • Other

    Additional features

    Open Science/Open Data Efforts

    • Shareable through permissions levels. IDBS E-WorkBook is primarily used for non-academic purposes.


    Academically Oriented

    • No


    Cost (per seat)    

    • No information provided


    Dictation/voice input

    • No


    Data Entry

    • Supports Microsoft Office and common image formats using drag-and-drop. E-WorkBook supports the storage of any file in an experiment. Manipulating third-party files will require the application to be present on your machine.


    Platform Integrations

    • Not applicable 
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    There are no tiers of service. IDBS is an industry, enterprise platform and only enterprise plans.