Summary from Vendor: SciNote is a top-rated platform for researchers in academia or industry, who need electronic lab notebook, inventory management and project management functionalities.

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

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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 1/3, transparency of file structure 2/3

Ability to manipulate files and images

Can manipulate text documents and spreadsheets, and some elements of 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

SciNote allows its users to create and store protocols within the protocol repository, and is integrated with platform

Adaptability to Lab Workflows

Accounts/Permissions Levels

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Internal Data Sharing

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Adaptable to a Variety of Workflows

SciNote supports all types of lab workflows. Flexible workflows functionality allows its users to create entire processes and connect each step of the way with arrows in all possible directions.

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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Cloud Storage

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Local Storage

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Hybrid (cloud/local) Storage

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Supports version tracking, backup and storage.

File Redundancy

Through versioning and Amazon cross-region file replication.

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

Free users: up to 10 GB per team, each additional 100 GB costs $9/month per team;

Premium: start at 1 TB per team and can scale up based upon requirements.

Storage Capacity - Max File Size

300 MB per user with a potential for expansion on SciNote's end, though sciNote recommends local storage for any larger files (and linking the location to relevant projects within SciNote).



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User oriented training, administrator oriented training, online trainings only.


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

Data Migration from Other Systems (incoming migration)

Import any csv, txt, xlsx into database. Integration with Office Online is available. + API to migrate data from other systems

Compatability with data repositories

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Exit Strategies (outgoing migration)

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Yes; can create reports with custom content and save to any reposity as a PDF. Export all data in a readable format is availableIntegration with Office Online is available.

Recovery Options

Database backups, Amazon cross-region replication for files.

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

There are over 100 email addresses from Harvard domains registered in SciNote, 15 are from

Other higher-education users

500+ higher-education institutions use SciNote (across teams and labs). Most active users are at universities in the US and Western Europe.


Security levels

Up to and including Level 2
Backdoor accessibility

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Open Science/Open Data Efforts

sciNote is open source.

Academically Oriented

Yes, there is a dedicated academic version:  SciNote Premium Academia. 

Cost (per seat)

No information provided

Dictation/voice input

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Data Entry

You can upload any type of document to sciNote, however, you cannot embed PDF or Word documents into a final report.

Tiers of Service

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Platform Integrations

Microsoft Office Online,


Tiers of Services


Free Account

Premium Academia

Premium Industry



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  • Public cloud
  • 10 GB of storage
  • 6 inventories
  • 1 team
  • 5 manuscript drafts
  • User management
  • Email support
  • Cloud backup



  • Private cloud or local installation
  • 1 TB+ of storage
  • 15 inventories
  • Unlimited teams
  • Unlimited manuscript drafts
  • Advanced user management
  • Premium support & onboarding
  • Cloud/local backup
  • API access and OAuth
  • Private cloud or local installation
  • 1 TB+ of storage
  • 15 inventories
  • Unlimited teams
  • Unlimited manuscript drafts
  • Advanced user management
  • Premium support & onboarding
  • Cloud/local backup
  • API access and OAuth
  • 21 CFR Part 11 - electronic signatures & audit trails

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Updated: 2018-02-01

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