lablogSummary from Vendor: The Lab Notebook App for accelerating research & organizing lab work. LabLog is a top rated software company with roots in scientific research. As scientists, we never take notes inside a grid of boxes. So why should a lab notebook app force you to work within the confines of computer generated layouts? We create electronic lab notebook (ELN) software that goes beyond data collection and organization.

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Features & Specifications

  • Interactivity

    Interface functionality

    Auto metadata harvest

    • Yes

     

    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, and Graphpad Prism files. Cannot manipulate images.

     

    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

     

    Protocol Integration

    • Yes
  • Adaptability to Lab Workflows

    Platform compatibility

    Accounts/Permissions Levels

    • Yes

     

    Internal Data Sharing

    • Yes

     

    Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

    • LabLog's rich text editor allows users to enter text, images and tables - similar to using a word processing application.
    • Users are also able to copy and paste formatted and styled Microsoft Word or Excel documents directly into the rich text editor or import images and spreadsheets from Excel and GraphPad Prism.
    • LabLog's rich text editor also has automated table creation tools for generating unique entries for cell lines, plasmids and genes.
    • The rich text editor also allows creating templates for Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR) and inserting relevant electrophoresis gel pictures side by side for detailed annotation.

     

    Compatibility with authoring tools

    • No

     

    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    

    • No

     

    Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

    • No

     

    Versioning

    • LabLog stores a complete history of all modified records up to 10 years - this is performed automatically using SQL Temporal Tables.
    • Along with every modification, LabLog also logs the modifying user ID, IP address, timestamp and the modifying action (delete, update, create).
    • Users are able to view all changes and revert their records to previous versions.
    • A lab manager/Principal Investigator is able to access the records and history of all current and previous lab members.
    • A comprehensive audit report of all modifications on a record can be exported as an Excel file.
    • Soft deleted records are permanently removed from the system after 10 years or according to the institutional record retention policy.
    • LabLog utilizes Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools to ensure record retention and accessibility.

     

    File Redundancy

    • Yes

     

    Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

    • Yes

    Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

    • No

     

    Storage Capacity - Users

    • Unlimited file storage per user

     

    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

  • Hosting

    Software access

    Cloud

    • Yes

     

    Local

    • No

     

    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • No
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered

    Training

    • In-person training, user oriented training, administrator oriented training

     

    Documentation    

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

     

    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Yes. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, GraphPad Prism, and any platform that allows communication with an open API endpoint.
    • We can support users to write custom scripts for automatic migration of data between platforms

     

    Compatibility with data repositories

    • Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box

     

    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • LabLog offers a well-documented Open API platform for its users to allow integration with external systems for mass data export and import.
    • All data is available in standard JSON and HTML formats.
    • Users are also able to export Excel, PDF and Word documents generated from their records.

     

    Recovery Options

    • LabLog uses zone-redundancy and geo-replication to store FIPS-140 compliant encrypted user data and files in two redundant locations on the east coast (Virginia) and central US (Iowa).

     

    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

     

    Number of Installations per institution

    • LabLog leverages highly scalable Microsoft Azure cloud platforms (PaaS) and Infrastructure (IaaS) to enable unlimited installations per institution.
    • LabLog's underlying systems allow tens to hundreds of petabytes of data per institution across a diverse set of data types.
    • LabLog allows a team of system admins to directly access and monitor our underlying system health and security. 

     

    Multiple client use

    • Yes. Unlimited number of devices can be operated simultaneously by an individual user. LabLog uses optimistic concurrency control (OCC) and high speed SignalR-mediated synchronization between devices to allow use in collaborative environments where multiple users and devices can access and modify a record simultaneously.
    • LabLog takes care of synchronizing user logins, data entry and data modification between multiple clients and between the clients and the server.
    • LabLog uses established mechanisms and tools used in the healthcare industry.

     

    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • Unknown

     

    Other higher-education users

    • The latest query performed on March 23, 2020 shows users from 10 US-based higher education institutions and 5 UK-based universities.
    • The most active academia-based users are from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Pittsburg State University and Arizona State University
  • Security

    Compliance with Harvard Security

    Harvard Security Levels 

    • Up to and including Level 3

     

    Backdoor accessibility

    • Yes
  • Other

    Additional features

    Open Science/Open Data Efforts

    • Users can link to their genomic data and analysis on the NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus and get a link back to a publicly available page within their ELN to allow easier publication of methods used in genomic studies.

     

    Academically Oriented

    • Designed for industry use

     

    Cost (per seat)    

    • Tiered pricing model

     

    Dictation/voice input

    • Yes

     

    Data Entry

    • LabLog's rich text editor allows users to enter text, images and tables - similar to using a word processing application.
    • Users are also able to copy and paste formatted and styled Microsoft Word or Excel documents directly into the rich text editor or import images and spreadsheets from Excel and GraphPad Prism.
    • LabLog's rich text editor also has automated table creation tools for generating unique entries for cell lines, plasmids and genes.
    • The rich text editor also allows creating templates for Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR) and inserting relevant electrophoresis gel pictures side by side for detailed annotation.

     

    Platform Integrations

    • No information
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    For institutional licensing the pricing structure is: 

    • 1-20 users (one or two labs usually): $39.99 per user per month; 
    • 21-100 users: $19.99 per user per month;
    • 101-499 users: $15 per user per month;
    • 500-999 users: $10 per user per month;
    • 1000+ users: $8 per user per month