RSpace

Summary from Vendor ResearchSpace (RSpace) has been developed in close consultation with researchers and IT and research data professionals at leading global research institutions. This ELN connects to external data sources, other research tools, and data repositories to meet researcher needs.

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

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Feature

Specifications

Vendor

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Interactivity

Auto Metadata Harvest

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Search functions can search across file formats and beyond typos

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

Ability to manipulate files and images

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Can manipulate text documents and spreadsheets, and can manipulate some elements of images and other data sets.

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

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RSpace's flexible architecture adapts readily to a variety of workflows, e.g. in the ability to use Notebooks and/or documents as vehicles for creating and managing content.  In addition, RSpace enables users to create and share forms (structured documents) with a wide variety of field types (string, number, date, etc.) to capture specific workflows used in protocols, experiments and lab procedures.  The ability to import Word docs and automatically transform them into RSpace docs maintaining the formatting makes it easy to get started quickly in RSpace with pre-existing workflows.

Compatibility with authoring tools

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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

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Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

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Versioning

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Provides full audit trail tracking all changes in data; Supports digital signatures and witnessing; Research is recorded in compliance with 21 CFR 11.

File Redundancy

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Achieved through versioning

Creates stable URLs or persistent identifiers for entries

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Can unregistered users access the data found at persistent links?

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Storage Capacity - Users

No limit

Storage Capacity - Max File Size

No limit

Hosting

Cloud

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Local

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Hybrid

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Support

Training 

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Administrator, user, in-person, chat, phone, email, customized training sessions.

Documentation

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

Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

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Yes; from Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Egnyte, Orchid, Slack, MS Teams, Mendeley, eCAT, protocols.io; also from integrations with Cyverse, Starfish, and Office 365 (and additional options with API).

Compatability with data repositories

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Yes; Figshare, Dataverse, GitHub, DSpace, protocols.io and more.

Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

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Easy, flexible export to MS Word, PDF, HTML, compact XML

Recovery Options

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Deleted files can be located and restored at any time (follows 21 CFR requirements)

Single Sign-on (Institutional ID)

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Number of Installations per institution

No limit

Multiple client use

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Number of registered Harvard/HMS users

No data available; there has been senior-level interest from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and labs at MGH and BCH are actively using RSpace.

Other higher-education users

Baylor College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, University of Goettingen, University of Cambridge, University of Geneva, University of Oxford, and the Medical Center of the University of Freiburg.

Security

Security levels

Up to and including Level 3

Backdoor accessibility

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Other

Open Science/Open Data Efforts

API is open source; RSpace links to open data repositories

Academically Oriented

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Cost (per seat)

There is a free Community version (free for individuals and groups and free data storage) with full functionality. The cost per seat for academic use of the Enterprise version is $100/user/year.

Dictation/voice input

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Data Entry

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  • Drag and drop addition of any file or digital object in any format.
  • Supports versioning of imported files.
  •  Full featured text editor with support for images, tables, latex editor, code snippets, calculations and links to internal and external data.
  • Support for copy and paste of text, images, MS office content, tabular data and HTML.
  • Support for inline, round-trip editing of MS Word, txt and .rtf file content.
  • Batch Import of data from external systems using advanced public API.
  • API supports categorical data entry into specific fields within customizable page templates

Tiers of Service

See Below
Platform Integrations

Microsoft Teams, Slack, DSpace, Dataverse, figshare, Dropbox, Egnyte, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, Google Hangouts chat, Mendeley, Orcid, TetraScience, Office 365,PubMed, EndNote, Web of Science, Protocols.io

 

Tiers of Services

Level

RSpace Community

RSpace Enterprise for Academic Use

RSpace Enterprise for Industry Use

Cost

$0

$100 per user per year

$200 per user per year

Features

  • Unlimited storage
  • Cloud hosting
  • In-browser viewing and editing of files
  • Create lab groups and assign user roles
  • App integration
  • Has same features as RSpace Community
  • Has added hierarchical admin features
  • Has the ability to set up connections with institutional, core, and lab file stores, which enable discovery of and linking to data on files in those stores from RSpace
  • Has same features as RSpace Enterprise for Academic use


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Updated: 2018-04-06
 

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