LabWareSummary from Vendor: LabWare ELN is an experiment and workflow driven software application designed to give laboratory scientists the ultimate platform to electronically document their experiments including relevant scientific content and observations, instrument results, and attachments such as spectra, chromatograms and, if appropriate, chemical structures. The LabWare Electronic Laboratory Notebook is organized into spreadsheet-like workbooks that can be sub-divided into tabs similar to Microsoft Excel. The layout and organization of each workbook tab is completely configurable.

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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
    • 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

    • No information provided


    Ability to link out

    • Yes
  • Support for Researcher Documentation

    Documentation and metadata creation

    Hyperlink Support

    • Yes


    Metadata Creation Prompts

    • Yes. Each experiment can have its own prompts defined


    Rights Management (Licensing)

    • Yes


    Protocol Integration

    • Yes
  • Adaptability to Lab Workflows

    Platform compatibility

    Accounts/Permissions Levels

    • No


    Internal Data Sharing

    • No information provided


    Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

    • No information provided


    Compatibility with authoring tools

    • No


    Windows Compatible    

    • Yes


    Macintosh Compatible

    • No information provided


    Linux Compatible

    • No information provided


    Android Compatible    

    • No


    iOS Compatible    

    • No
  • Storage

    Available data storage options

    Cloud Storage    

    • No


    Local Storage    

    • Yes


    Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

    • No



    • Offers version tracking, backup and storage.
    • An audit trail is provided to keep track of all changes in data.


    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

    • There is no limit within the application.
    • The only limit would be set by the database or the hardware


    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • There is no limit other than database performance can be reduced when storing larger files.
    • LabWare provides the option to store large files within the file system instead of the database
  • Hosting

    Software access


    • Yes



    • Yes


    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • No information provided
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered


    • Administrator, user oriented training, in-person training



    • FAQs, support forum, video tutorials, instructions, troubleshooting information


    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Yes. Many platforms can be migrated with customization


    Compatibility with data repositories

    • Yes; any open data repository can be interfaced with customization


    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • No, plan is in place


    Recovery Options

    • Data recovery is handled by the database, LabWare can use any ODBC compliant database.


    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Yes


    Number of Installations per institution

    • No limit


    Multiple client use

    • No limit


    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • No information provided


    Other higher-education users

    • No information provided
  • Security

    Compliance with Harvard security

    Harvard Security Levels

    • Unknown


    Backdoor accessibility

    • No information provided
  • Other

    Additional features

    Open Science/Open Data Efforts

    • Links directly to open data repositories


    Academically Oriented

    • No information provided


    Cost (per seat)    

    • No information provided


    Dictation/voice input

    • No


    Data Entry

    • Supported file types (importation), supported file types (manipulation)


    Platform Integrations

    • Waters Empower, Agilient OpenLab, Thermo Atlas chromatography data systems, open data repositories
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    No information provided