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eLabJournal Electronic Lab Notebook

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All-in-one electronic lab notebook with integrated inventory and protocol management.

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Average Rating 4.3

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Next step in flexibility and reliability.


Average Rating 4.3

Application Area:

Research on cultural heraitage

Easy to use cloud solution for laboratory research notes.

Review Date: 26 Oct 2020 | eLabNext

A good value for the price, but needs some tiny tweaks to make it exceptional.


Average Rating 3.3

Application Area:

Inventory management and electronic method/buffer procedures

eLAB is easy to use and has been, for the most part, customizable for our company. I appreciate their willingness and effort towards our small business to make eLab useful to us. The cloud-based system is great as lab members can track their samples from their benchtops without having to go back to their desks. I appreciate responses to my help desk inquiries, but often the response is, "it'll be in the next update", but there is no exact date given. I like that I can print sample labels from the software, but it was a bit tedious to set up and not as user friendly as I had expected. Setting up the sample types and storage units was easy. I wish the procedures/buffer and solutions pages worked like Excel.

Review Date: 9 Mar 2020 | eLabNext

Good software and response time, but limited customization.


Average Rating 3.7

Application Area:

Lab notebook and inventory software

The software is excellent for tracking experiments and inventory. It has a multitude of capabilities, but is lacking in key areas of particular interest to me. I wish the folder structure could expand beyond 3 levels to better group my experiments for my workgroup. We use it for tissue culture and large batches of samples are easy to generate. The difficulty is in tracking parent/child relationships and large batches of samples. Customer service has been excellent with response time and desire to assist in resolving issues. Most of my interactions have led to eLabNext acknowledging my issue and saying they will determine if my desired functionality is worth pursuing for development. I feel this is great software for starter labs or labs new to electronic documentation.

Review Date: 21 Jan 2020 | eLabNext

Great tool for organization in the research lab.


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Biomarker discovery in environmental health studies

We find eLabJournal to be a key component of the daily activities in our research lab. It allows us to be organized at different levels, from sample inventory, referencing protocols, annotating experiments, organizing data, among others.

Review Date: 21 Jan 2020 | eLabNext

I am very happy with this software.


Average Rating 4.3

Application Area:

Lab notebook and inventory, biotech compoany

Ideal solution for our lab. Contains all you need from a comprehensive piece of software to keep track of project, experiments, inventory and collaboration.

Review Date: 18 Jan 2020 | eLabNext

A must for collaborative R&D in materials science/chemistry.


Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Materials science and chemistry in the energy sector

Very nice product that quickly becomes a must for any activity dealing with a lot of testing of specimens/samples and test data generation. Collaboration is seamless. More development is required on the mobile app but it's already pretty useful.

Review Date: 17 Jan 2020 | eLabNext

Better than most.


Average Rating 3.7

Application Area:

Record laboratory notes

There are some display issues with the notebook (e.g. PDFs and excel sheets are not well displayed). As well, there is a lack of complete mac support. The protocol templates are nice.

Review Date: 17 Jan 2020 | eLabNext

It is useful to have a reliable method to track standards.


Average Rating 4.0

Application Area:

Standards, chemicals, inventory for equine drug testing

We "tweaked" the system for our inventory and ordering needs. The system is more useful for tracking our inventory of standards on hand.

Review Date: 17 Jan 2020 | eLabNext

Fell short of expectations.


Average Rating 2.7

Application Area:

Electronic laboratory notebook

We expected that the option of having Excel directly in the journal module would a game-changer for us and it fell short of that. It seemed very clunky and ended up being difficult to convince the team to use the internal module, and instead most of us found it easier to bulk upload our excel files which limited the ability to search through the documents. We felt that there had been no upgrades or improvements to the journal. When we signed up, we made it clear that an important feature for us would be the visualization of DNA sequences with the ability to design primers and constructs within the module and have all of that information tied to a project. There seemed to be some motivation on Bio-I-tech’s side to implement these sort of features in the future based on lots of companies feedback. After several months, it was very clear to us that this notebook program was not going to focus on molecular biology much because the clientele that use this product come from a diversity of industrial and academic backgrounds.

Review Date: 17 Jan 2020 | eLabNext

Very impressed with the functionality and ability to provide customized solutions.


Average Rating 4.3

Application Area:

Electronic lab journal and inventory system

I evaluated 5 other electronic lab notebooks in addition to eLabNext's. It is by far the best in my opinion. It's important to know that I have many years of experience working in labs with elab notebooks. As such, our newer lab members found this a bit difficult to start with. I've used home-brew via Excel, SAP, and FileMaker Pro in other labs as well. This has a ton of functionality that makes it clear that scientists were involved in the design. You can import any documents, and even select specific pages from documents to add if the whole document is not relevant. It is ISO certified so everything is dated/timed and states the changes made and who made them. The inventory system is completely customizable to literally any cold storage system you may have. You can create your own storage container sizes. If you have formulas and calculations in excel they easily copy and paste in. I found that other elab notebooks lost the formulas in pasting. I also found the other notebooks we tried to be more of a glorified Word/Excel homebrew with a similar price tag to this system. Another important note is that protocols can be saved to add into an experiment, any changes made in the experimental protocol will not change the original. One more nice-to-have that's included, is the option to post protocols to share with the entire scientific community. Lastly, they currently have an option to add a section to write on with an e-pen. I hear they are currently working to make the notebook e-pen friendly overall. They've also mentioned that they can customize add-ons for functionality that we would like. Overall, it is much better.

Review Date: 17 Jan 2020 | eLabNext

eLabJournal offers an intuitive and flexible solution to manage information in your lab. The all-in-one Electronic Lab Notebook also includes modules for sample tracking and protocol management. eLabJournal improves efficiency when documenting, organizing, searching, and archiving data, samples, and protocols. The software is suitable for any lab ranging from small academic laboratories and start-up companies to large academic institutes and globally operating companies.

eLabJournal Key Features

Using eLabJournal will help you to improve efficiency in your lab, increase productivity, and generate more output in the same amount of time.

  • Electronic Lab Notebook - Keep experiment data in context with our electronic lab notebook. Document your experiment, organize, search, and archive your data.
  • Sample management - Control your inventory and samples with our integrated sample management tools. Also available separately as eLabInventory.
  • Procedures and SOPs - Use eLabProtocols to create a step-by-step experimental procedure and define the output parameters to be collected in your experiment.
  • Link your data and files - Upload any file to eLabJournal and link it to your experiment. Images of data can also be directly added to the experiment section via the Mobile App.
  • User Roles and Permissions - Set up user roles and assign permissions per role. Organizations can set up an unlimited number of roles and permissions for every role in the lab.
  • Sign and Witness - GLP compliance requires a sign-and-witness feature. Request a co-worker to double-check the report and complete it with a witness signature.


Integrate any software tool you use in your ELN

For a seamless integration of viewing or editing files linked in your electronic lab notebook (ELN), you can install the eLabJournal add-on eLabWebEdit.

eLabWebedit automatically downloads the file to your computer and opens the program associated with it. When you are finished, you can save the file, and eLabWebEdit will upload it back to the experiment that the file is associated with within the ELN.

In eLabJournal, the file will be stored as a new file version thereby maintaining data integrity according to GLP compliance. You can now focus on your work instead of making sure you have the correct version of the file saved.

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