riffynSummary from Vendor: The Riffyn Scientific Development Environment (SDE) is a cloud application for research and development processes that allows researchers design, execute, and share scientific experiments as visual process flows and computable data sets for interactive analysis and machine learning

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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 documents and spreadsheets, databases, process flow diagrams, workflows, contextual experimental data, metadata, and can manipulate some elements of images


    Support for multiple open windows

    • Yes


    Ability to link out

    • Somewhat; some limitations
  • Support for Researcher Documentation

    Documentation and metadata creation

    Hyperlink Support

    • Somewhat; some limitations


    Metadata Creation Prompts

    • No


    Rights Management (Licensing)

    • Yes


    Protocol Integration

    • Yes
  • 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


    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    

    • No


    Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

    • No



    • Versioning tracking, backup, and storage. Retains every version of process and experiment designs, making it possible to visualize changes across time and assess their impact on experimental outputs.


    File Redundancy

    • Raw files are kept separate from presentation file copies.


    Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

    • Yes


    Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

    • No 

    Storage Capacity - Users

    • No information provided


    Storage Capacity - Max File Size

    • No information provided
  • Hosting

    Software access


    • Yes



    • No


    Hybrid (combination of cloud and local)    

    • No
  • Support

    Training and maintenance offered


    • Administrator, user, in-person



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


    Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

    • Can migrate data from legacy ELNs, LIMs, sample management, and homegrown systems.


    Compatibility with data repositories

    • No 


    Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

    • Can deposit from this ELN to databases and data lakes.


    Recovery Options

    • Original raw data can be restored. File redundancy is created through versioning and Amazon cross-region file replication.


    Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

    • Yes


    Number of Installations per institution

    • No limit


    Multiple client use

    • Has some academic use, including PIs who collaborate with industry partners.


    Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

    • No information provided


    Other higher-education users

    • Has some academic use, including PIs who collaborate with industry partners.
  • 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

    • Experimental data can be made public. Follows Allotrope Foundation scientific data standards.


    Academically Oriented

    • No, it was designed for industry use.


    Cost (per seat)    

    • No information provided


    Dictation/voice input

    • No


    Data Entry

    • Can support manipulation and importation of specific file types.


    Platform Integrations

    • Riffyn API
  • Tiers of Service

    Features and costs associated

    No information provided