LabLog

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Summary from Vendor: The Lab Notebook App for accelerating research & organizing lab work

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Feature

Specifications 

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Interactivity

Auto Metadata Harvest

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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 3/3, Able to search beyond typographical errors 3/3, Transparency of file structure 3/3

 

Ability to manipulate files and images

Can manipulate text documents, spreadsheets, and Graphpad Prism files. Cannot manipulate images.

Support for multiple open windows

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Ability to link out

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Support for Researcher Documentation

Hyperlink support

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Metadata Creation Prompts

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Rights Management (Licensing)

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Protocol Integration

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Adaptability to Lab Workflows

Accounts/Permissions Levels

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Internal Data Sharing

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Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

 

LabLog's rich text editor allows users to enter text, images and tables - similar to using a word processing application. Users are also able to copy and paste formatted and styled Microsoft Word or Excel documents directly into the rich text editor or import images and spreadsheets from Excel and GraphPad Prism. LabLog's rich text editor also has automated table creation tools for generating unique entries for cell lines, plasmids and genes. The rich text editor also allows creating templates for Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR) and inserting relevant electrophoresis gel pictures side by side for detailed annotation.

 

Compatibility with authoring tools

Windows Compatible

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Macintosh Compatible

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Linux Compatible

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Android Compatible

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iOS Compatible

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Storage

Cloud Storage

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Local Storage

Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

Versioning

 

LabLog stores a complete history of all modified records up to 10 years - this is performed automatically using SQL Temporal Tables. Along with every modification, LabLog also logs the modifying user ID, IP address, timestamp and the modifying action (delete, update, create). Users are able to view all changes and revert their records to previous versions. 

A lab manager/Principal Investigator is able to access the records and history of all current and previous lab members. A comprehensive audit report of all modifications on a record can be exported as an Excel file. 

Soft deleted records are permanently removed from the system after 10 years or according to the institutional record retention policy.

LabLog utilizes Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools to ensure record retention and accessibility.
File Redundancy

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Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

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Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

Storage Capacity - Users

Unlimited file storage per user

Storage Capacity - Max File Size

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Hosting

Cloud

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Local

Hybrid

Support

Training

In-person training; User oriented training; Administrator oriented training

Documentation

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

Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

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Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, GraphPad Prism, and any platform that allows communication with an open API endpoint. We can support users to write custom scripts for automatic migration of data between platforms.

Compatability with data repositories

Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box

Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

 

LabLog offers a well-documented Open API platform for its users to allow integration with external systems for mass data export and import. All data is available in standard JSON and HTML formats. Users are also able to export Excel, PDF and Word documents generated from their records.

Recovery Options

 

LabLog uses zone-redundancy and geo-replication to store FIPS-140 compliant encrypted user data and files in two redundant locations on the east coast (Virginia) and central US (Iowa).

 

Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

green check   Setting up the SSO is streamlined via the Admin Dashboard. The format and structure of SSO is compatible with Shibboleth. More information about LabLog's SSO setup is available here: https://help.labnotebook.app/en/articles/3731170-set-up-single-sign-on-sso

 

Number of Installations per institution

 

LabLog leverages highly scalable Microsoft Azure cloud platforms (PaaS) and Infrastructure (IaaS) to enable unlimited installations per institution. LabLog's underlying systems allow tens to hundreds of petabytes of data per institution across a diverse set of data types. LabLog allows a team of system admins to directly access and monitor our underlying system health and security. 

Multiple client use

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Unlimited number of devices can be operated simultaneously by an individual user. LabLog uses optimistic concurrency control (OCC) and high speed SignalR-mediated synchronization between devices to allow use in collaborative environments where multiple users and devices can access and modify a record simultaneously.

LabLog takes care of synchronizing user logins, data entry and data modification between multiple clients and between the clients and the server. LabLog uses established mechanisms and tools used in the healthcare industry, like SignalR [REF: https://customers.microsoft.com/en-us/story/739856-university-vermont-me..., to keep data synchronized and up to data with the server and between clients.

Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

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Other higher-education users

The latest query performed on March 23rd 2020 shows users from 10 US-based higher education institutions and 5 UK-based universities. The most active academia-based users are from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Pittsburg State University and Arizona State University.

Security

Security levels

Up to and including level 3

Backdoor accessibility

Other

Open Science/Open Data Efforts

 

Users can link to their genomic data and analysis on the NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus and get a link back to a publicly available page within their ELN to allow easier publication of methods used in genomic studies. Please contact us for a real-life example of this set up.

Academically Oriented

This product was designed for industry use

Cost (per seat)

Tiered pricing model (see below)

Dictation/voice input

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Data Entry

 

LabLog's rich text editor allows users to enter text, images and tables - similar to using a word processing application. Users are also able to copy and paste formatted and styled Microsoft Word or Excel documents directly into the rich text editor or import images and spreadsheets from Excel and GraphPad Prism. LabLog's rich text editor also has automated table creation tools for generating unique entries for cell lines, plasmids and genes. The rich text editor also allows creating templates for Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR) and inserting relevant electrophoresis gel pictures side by side for detailed annotation.

Tiers of Service

 

For institutional licensing the pricing structure is: 

1-20 users (one or two labs usually): $39.99 per user per month; 

21-100 users: $19.99 per user per month;

101-499 users: $15 per user per month;

500-999 users: $10 per user per month;

1000+ users: $8 per user per month

 

Platform Integrations

 


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Updated: 2020-05-21
 

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