PerkinElmer SignalsSummary from Vendor: PerkinElmer Signals Notebook provides you with a full-featured web based electronic notebook with an effective scientific research data management solution, where you can write up your research data in notebooks and experiments, drag & drop, store, organize, share, find and filter data with chemical ease.

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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

    • User are prompted to create metadata at experiment creation and/or Signing.


    Rights Management (Licensing)

    • Yes, a per-user licensing model.


    Protocol Integration

    • Yes
  • Adaptability to Lab Workflows

    Platform compatibility

    Accounts/Permissions Levels

    • Yes


    Internal Data Sharing

    • Yes, only among users of your organization's system.


    Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

    • No information provided


    Compatibility with authoring tools

    • Not applicable


    Windows Compatible    

    • Yes


    Macintosh Compatible

    • Yes


    Linux Compatible

    • No information provided


    Android Compatible    

    • Yes


    iOS Compatible    

    • Yes
  • Storage

    Available data storage options

    Cloud Storage

    • Yes


    Local Storage

    • No


    Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

    • Yes



    • Tracking, backup, and storage versioning. Timestamped audit trail captures user information and changes made. Reversion to previous versions enabled.


    File Redundancy

    • No information provided


    Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

    • Somewhat


    Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

    • Not applicable

    Storage Capacity - Users

    • 5 GB/user - this amount can be increased


    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • No limit
  • Hosting

    Software access


    • Yes



    • No


    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • No 
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered


    • Administrator, user, and in-person training is available. Additionally, videos and a user guide are embedded within application. Bespoke training is available upon request via professional services.




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


    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Easily migrate from E-Notebook by PerkinElmer.


    Compatibility with data repositories

    • No


    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • Data can be exported in its native format. Experiments and Notebooks can be exported as PDF with all data embedded in their original format.


    Recovery Options

    • Trashed items can be recovered.


    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Yes


    Number of Installations per institution

    • No limits. Browser enabled SaaS application, no installation required.


    Multiple client use

    • Application is not locally installed, SaaS browser enabled.


    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • No information provided


    Other higher-education users

    • No information provided
  • 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

    • No information provided


    Academically Oriented

    • Yes


    Cost (per seat)    

    • No information provided


    Dictation/voice input

    • No 


    Data Entry

    • ChemDraw sketcher.


    Platform Integrations

    • Full Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Online integration. Fully integrated with ChemDraw.
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated


    • Cost: Request for Product Information
    • Cloud based application (no server required)
    • ChemDraw sketcher, with optional stoichiometric table for chemical reactions
    • Creation of notebooks, experiments
    • Inclusion of virtually any associated content
    • Per user licensing model
    • Private Tenant (Dedicated URL, logo)
    • Administrators create and remove users, manage user groups
    • Transfer user data to another user
    • Create system rules for sharing
    • Create rules for notebook and experiment auto-numbering
    • Create new metadata for experiments (projects, protocols etc.)
    • Configurable SAML authentication (Shared Desktop Credentials)


    Individual Edition

    • Cost: Request for Product Information
    • Only available to licensees of ChemOffice® Professional
    • Cloud based application (no server required)
    • ChemDraw sketcher, with optional stoichiometric table for chemical reactions
    • Creation of notebooks, experiments
    • Inclusion of virtually any associated content
    • Public Tenant (Share content with any other Individual Edition user)
    • Included with ChemOffice Professional