ELOG

Summary from Vendor ELOG is part of a family of applications known as weblogs. Their general purpose is to make it easy for people to put information online in a chronological fashion, in the form of short, time-stamped text messages ("entries") with optional HTML markup for presentation, and optional file attachments (images, archives, etc.) and to make it easy for other people to access this information through a Web interface, browse entries, search, download files, and optionally add, update, delete or comment on entries.

Compare ELOG to other options in the Electronic Lab Notebook Matrix.

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Feature

Specifications 

Vendor

Vendor representative verified this information

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Interactivity

Search functions can search across file formats and beyond typos

Able to search for documents within the platform 2/3, able to search beyond file formats 2/3, able to search beyond typographical errors 1/3, transparency of file structure 3/3

Ability to manipulate files and images

Can manipulate text documents and spreadsheets, can manipulate some elements of images, cannot manipulate other datasets

Support for multiple open windows

green check

Ability to link out

green check

Support for Researcher Documentation

Hyperlink support

green check

Metadata Creation Prompts

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Rights Management (Licensing)

Not applicable (the tool is open source)

Protocol Integration

green check

Adaptability to Lab Workflows

Accounts/Permissions Levels

green check

Internal Data Sharing

green check

Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

No information provided

Compatibility with authoring tools

red x

Windows Compatible

green check

Macintosh Compatible

green check

Linux Compatible

green check

Android Compatible

green check

iOS Compatible

green check

Storage

Cloud Storage

green check

Local Storage

green check

Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

red x

Versioning

None

File Redundancy

No information provided

Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

green check

Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links

red x

Storage Capacity - Users

Depends on the user's local storage.

Storage Capacity - Max File Size

Can be configured in the ELOG server - typically, 10-20 MB

Hosting

Cloud

red x

Local

green check

Hybrid

red x

Support

Training

red x
None

Documentation

FAQs, support forum, instructions, "quick-start" instructions

Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

green check

Compatability with data repositories

green check
Data can be exported in CSV, XML, and plain text

Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

A whole logbook can be exported in various formats.

Recovery Options

Recovery options rely on the underlying file system.

Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

Somewhat

Number of Installations per institution

No limit; several parallel servers can be used at once.

Multiple client use

green check

Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

No information provided

Other higher-education users

No information provided

Security

Security levels

Unkown
Backdoor accessibility

green check

Other

Open Science/Open Data Efforts

ELOG itself is open source

Academically Oriented

green check

Cost (per seat)

None

Dictation/voice input

red x

Data Entry

Supports the importation of CSV files. Attachments can be uploaded directly from your computer. Data can be exported in CSV, XML, and plain text formats.

Tiers of Service

Not applicable
Platform Integrations

Not applicable


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Updated: 2018-02-01
 

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