labarchivesSummary from Vendor LabArchives is a secure and intuitive cloud-based electronic lab notebook application enabling researchers to easily create, store, share and manage their research data. Far more than an “ELN”, LabArchives provides a flexible, extensible platform that can be easily customized to match your lab's workflow providing benefits to Principal Investigators, lab managers & staff, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

Compare LabArchives 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
    • Able to search beyond typographical errors
    • Transparency of file structure

     

    Ability to manipulate files and images

    • Can manipulate all formats

     

    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. You may store, transmit or publish content created by you using the Service (which you, or your institution or employer, may own, depending on the agreement you have with your institution or employer).
    • LabArchives will never share or publish your data.

     

    Protocol Integration

    • Yes
  • Adaptability to Lab Workflows

    Platform compatibility

    Accounts/Permissions Levels

    • Yes

     

    Internal Data Sharing

    • Yes

     

    Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

    • Yes

     

    Compatibility with authoring tools

    • Yes

     

    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

    • Yes

     

    Versioning

    • Tracking, backup, and storage versioning. Every action in LabArchives is date and time stamped with the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) globally recognized stamp.
    • All versions are recorded in a complete audit trail, also collecting IP address, user, nature of action, NIST date and timestamp, versioning, and option to revert to an earlier version.

     

    File Redundancy

    • Yes

     

    Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

    • Yes

     

    Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

    • Yes

     

    Storage Capacity - Users

    • 25 MB/user (Free Edition)
    • 100 GB/user (Professional Edition)
    • Unlimited (Enterprise Licensing)

     

    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • 250 MB (Free Edition & Professional Edition)
    • 4 GB (Enterprise License)
  • Hosting

    Software access

    Cloud

    • Yes

     

    Local

    • Yes

     

    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • Yes
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered

    Training

    • Administrator, user, and in-person training available

     

    Documentation    

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

     

    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Yes

     

    Compatibility with data repositories

    • Yes

     

    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • Individual notebook backups in multiple formats.
    • Site-wide enterprise backups of all notebooks at once with transfer to an institutional repository or other location.

     

    Recovery Options

    • Several recovery options are available. A disaster recovery plan is in place.

     

    Single Sign-On (Institutional ID) 

    • Yes

     

    Number of Installations per institution

    • No limit

     

    Multiple client use

    • Yes

     

    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • 96 user accounts with HMS email addresses.
    • 10,408 user accounts with email addresses affiliated with any of the hospitals/institutions in the wider Harvard community

     

    Other higher-education users

    • LabArchives is used at many big-name academic research labs
  • Security

    Compliance with Harvard security

    Harvard Security Levels

    • No information provided on Harvard Security Levels
    • Bank level security with numerous additional security measures, certifications and compliance standards met.

     

    Backdoor accessibility

    • Yes
  • Other

    Additional features

    Open Science/Open Data Efforts

    • LabArchives links to open repositories and has plans for direct published integration with Dataverse.
    • Allows users the ability to create DOIs. Allows users to make research public.
    • Compliant with NIH/NSF grant-funding agency requirements for electronic records and sharing.
    • All contents (single entries, pages, folders, entire notebooks) have their own unique, indexed link that can be shared and published as needed.

     

    Academically Oriented

    • Yes

     

    Cost (per seat)    

    • $124/user per year for the Professional Academic & Non-profit plans

     

    Dictation/voice input

    • Yes

     

    Data Entry

    • Import and access digital experimental data captured from original lab machines.
    • Upload images and videos directly to the notebook.
    • Import Office documents, CSV files, and attachments directly from your computer.
    • API available to easily work with other platforms and programs from which to migrate data.

     

    Platform Integrations

    • GraphPad Prism, Single sign-on via Shibboleth, and further integrations can be customized using an API.
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    Free Edition

    • Cost: $0
    • Features:
      • Create and manage notebooks
      • Unlimited notebooks
      • 25 MB storage

     

    Professional Edition Academic and Non-profit

    • Cost: $124 per user per year and $0.99/GB for additional storage
    • Features:
      • Create and manage notebooks
      • Unlimited notebooks
      • 100 GB per user
      • Guests (unpaid subscribers) can read entries for an unlimited period and can have write access for 60 days

     

    Enterprise License

    • Cost: Quoted on institution-wide basis
    • Features:
      • Customization available