LabVantageSummary from Vendor: Eliminate unnecessary paper records with the LabVantage ELN. Capture, organize, manage and collaborate experiments and test execution workflows across your organization with ease. With features designed to increase productivity while reducing errors, you can replace your paper lab notebooks and paper method worksheets with confidence. The LabVantage ELN is fully embedded in LabVantage to provide a comprehensive and integrated lab automation solution.

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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 docs, spreadsheets, images, chemical compounds & structures, instrument and lab results, reagent data


    Support for multiple open windows

    • Somewhat; some limitations


    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

    • No information provided
  • Adaptability to Lab Workflows

    Platform compatibility

    Accounts/Permissions Levels

    • No information provided


    Internal Data Sharing

    • Yes


    Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

    • No information provided


    Compatibility with authoring tools

    • No information provided


    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



    • Supports version tracking, backup, and storage.


    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

    • No limit


    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • No limit
  • Hosting

    Software access


    • Yes



    • Yes


    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • No
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered


    • Administrator, user, in-person training



    • FAQs, support forum, instructions, troubleshooting information


    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Yes: PDF, XLS, DOC, CSV, XML.


    Compatibility with data repositories

    • Yes


    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • All hosting is done by the client and this can be managed by them as well. Flat file transfer exportation is supported.


    Recovery Options

    • LabVantage recommends that users implement standard data repository backup.


    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Yes


    Number of Installations per institution

    • Not applicable (web-based application)


    Multiple client use

    • No information provided


    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • The Channing Division of Network Medicine uses the LIMS and Biobanking capabilities.
    • No ELN users at this time.


    Other higher-education users

    • No academic institutions currently use the tool as of October 2017 (tool was released in 2016)
  • 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

    • Links directly to open data repositories 


    Academically Oriented

    • No


    Cost (per seat)    

    • No information provided


    Dictation/voice input

    • Yes


    Data Entry

    • Can manipulate text documents, spreadsheets, images, chemical compounds and structures, instrument and lab results, and reagent data


    Platform Integrations

    • LabVantage Laboratory Execution System (LES)
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    No information provided