LabfolderSummary from Vendor: Labfolder is an electronic lab notebook that enables researchers to record findings and make new discoveries. By reinventing the traditional paper lab notebook, our productivity & collaboration platform makes it easier to create, find, share, discuss & validate research data as a team.

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  • 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, spreadsheets and images.
    • Can manipulate some elements of 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. Users permanently remain the legal owner of any data authored and uploaded to Labfolder.
    • All data will be accessible unless it is shared or access permissions are granted to others to others, including Labfolder.

     

    Protocol Integration

    • Yes
  • Adaptability to Lab Workflows

    Platform compatibility

    Accounts/Permissions Levels

    • Yes

     

    Internal Data Sharing

    • Yes

     

    Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

    • Yes. Labfolder has been designed to accommodate custom workflows.

     

    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

    • Offers user tracking, backup, and storage.
    • All alterations to Material Databases are recorded as different versions.
    • If other users mention an item in your entry, that reference will always link to the version of the item that was used, regardless of how many times it was changed afterward.
    • Every action in Labfolder is timestamped and compliant with all major laboratory standards.
    • All versions are recorded in a complete audit trail, also collecting IP address, user, nature of action, 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?

    • No. Must be a registered user

     

    Storage Capacity - Users

    • Free version: 3 GB per user
    • Advanced cloud version: 300 GB
    • Private Advanced Version: Unlimited storage

     

    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • 25 MB per file
  • Hosting

    Software access

    Cloud

    • Yes

     

    Local

    • Yes

     

    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • Yes
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered

    Training

    • Administrator, user, in-person, implementation support, IT support

     

    Documentation    

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

     

    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Yes. Users can upload legacy data from previous storage systems, as well as implementation for integrations of other software through Labfolder's API. 

     

    Compatibility with data repositories

    • Yes: Mendeley, figshare, Dropbox, LabFolder API.

     

    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • Yes. Database migrations including XHTML or PDF export by users, and from tech support.

     

    Recovery Options

    • Offers database backup and recovery strategies. Installation of redundant server options and disaster recovery included.

     

    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Yes

     

    Number of Installations per institution

    • Unlimited

     

    Multiple client use

    • Yes

     

    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • 40+ users

     

    Other higher-education users

    • Many across Europe, Canada, and the United States.
  • Security

    Compliance with Harvard security

    Harvard Security Levels

    • Bank level security with numerous additional security measures, certifications, and compliance standards met.
    • Up to and including Level 5

     

    Backdoor accessibility

    • Yes
  • Other

    Additional features

    Open Science/Open Data Efforts

    • Links to open data repositories

     

    Academically Oriented

    • Yes

     

    Cost (per seat)    

    • $15 per user per month

     

    Dictation/voice input

    • No

     

    Data Entry

    • Supports the importation of all file types.
    • Microsoft Word and Excel can be imported and manipulated within the ELN.
    • API available to easily integrate with other platforms and programs from which to migrate data.

     

    Platform Integrations

    • Mendeley, figshare, Dropbox, Labfolder API
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    Free Version

    • Cost: $0 cloud hosting
    • Features
      • Supports up to 3 researchers
      • Unlimited entries & projects
      • 3 GB of storage
      • Free backups

     

    Academic Use

    • Cost: $15 per user per month cloud hosting     
    • Features
      • Group management
      • Unlimited subgroups
      • Custom rights and roles
      • Advanced share settings
      • 300 GB cloud storage per user included
      • Training
      • 24/7 support
      • Advanced share settings
      • Sign and witness
      • XHTML export for data archiving

     

    Industry Use

    • Cost: Cloud and stand-alone servers available. Quotes upon request.
    • Features
      • Group management
      • Unlimited subgroups
      • Custom rights and roles
      • Advanced share settings
      • Unlimited local server storage
      • 300 GB cloud storage per user included
      • Training
      • 24/7 support
      • Advanced share settings
      • Sign and witness
      • XHTML export for data archiving
      • FDA CFR 21 part 11 compliance
      • ISO 9001, 13458, 15189, 107025 compliance
      • GLP and GMP compliance
      • Personalized onboarding
      • Local server installation
      • IT support