Findings

Summary from Vendor Findings is an electronic lab notebook mostly targeted at researchers and scientists. It is meant to address a fundamental part of the scientific workflow that was traditionally the job of paper notebooks. Findings’ ambition is simple: make your Mac, iPhone or iPad a better tool than paper to run experiments and keep lab records.

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

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Findings ELN

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 3/3, able to search beyond file formats 1/3, able to search beyond typographical errors 1/3, transparency of file structure 3/3

Ability to manipulate files and images

Can manipulate all files and images

Support for multiple open windows

Somewhat; users can run multiple instances of the app

Ability to link out

green check

Support for Researcher Documentation

Hyperlink support

green check

Metadata Creation Prompts

red x

Rights Management (Licensing)

green check

Protocol Integration

green check

Adaptability to Lab Workflows

Accounts/Permissions Levels

Not applicable

Internal Data Sharing

green check

Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

No information provided

Compatibility with authoring tools

red x

Windows Compatible

red x

Macintosh Compatible

green check

Linux Compatible

red x

Android Compatible

red x

iOS Compatible

green check

Storage

Cloud Storage

green check

Local Storage

green check

Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

green check

Versioning

Findings offers version backup and version storage support. Findings is designed so that backup of your lab notebook happens automatically along with backup of your computer.

File Redundancy

No information provided

Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

Some limitations

Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

No information provided

Storage Capacity - Users

No limit other than local hard drive or whatever file sharing system the user is using

Storage Capacity - Max File Size

No limit

Hosting

Cloud

green check

Local

green check

Hybrid

green check

Support

Training

Email support

Documentation

FAQs, instructions

Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

red x

Compatability with data repositories

red x

Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

green check
Yes, data stored on user's machine in an open-source format (SQLite) and exportation. Can also be exported as PDF. App can always be run to browse and export even if the license is lost.

Recovery Options

User is responsible for backup

Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

red x

Number of Installations per institution

No limit; but one license per user must be purchased

Multiple client use

Up to 3 desktop computers and unlimited mobile devices

Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

70 Harvard users, 2 with hms.harvard.edu addresses

Other higher-education users

50 higher-education institutions in the US

Security

Security levels

Unkown

Backdoor accessibility

green check

Other

Open Science/Open Data Efforts

Data is stored in an open-source format

Academically Oriented

green check

Cost (per seat)

$196 per 5 users, 20% discount for larger groups

Dictation/voice input

green check

Data Entry

Supports the importation of all file types. Attachments can be uploaded directly from your computer. Any file attachment can be manipulated within the ELN; the file opens it on the client machine and can be viewed, edited, and saved onto the local file system while remaining part of the ELN library.

Tiers of Service

See below

Platform Integrations

Not applicable; but PDF exports can include file attachments and notebook entries in one folder, allowing for easy uploading

 

Tiers of Services

Level

Basic

Pro

Lab

Cost

$0

$49

$196 per user for a team of 5 users (base price)

Features

  • 20 experiments
  • Protocols
  • iOs + Watch
  • Export and share
  • Sync
  • Unlimited experiments
  • Protocols
  • iOs + Watch
  • Export and share
  • Sync
  • Unlimited experiments
  • Protocols
  • iOs + Watch
  • Export and share
  • Sync


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Updated: 2018-02-01
 

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