LabArchives is a cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook that provides a shared environment for students and supervisors to interact within, and for supervisors to keep track of their students’ work, as well as an environment for independent work by students.
LabArchives allows you to manage your whole project including,
- Recording the details of your meetings with your supervisor.
- Storing and organising your research notes, papers, data, results, and thesis components.
- Sharing any of these with your supervisor and other members of your research team.
Accessing and using LabArchives
If you have already set up your account, you can access LabArchives directly by clicking the link below and selecting your institution (i.e. Monash University). You will be prompted to enter your authcate details.
Setting up your account
If you are using LabArchives for the first time (and you are not a GDPA student), you will need to create your LabArchives account by following the steps outlined in the Setting up your LabArchives account page.
If you are a GDPA student, to create your LabArchives account, please follow the instructions described in the accordion below.
We strongly advise all users to watch the "Quick Introduction to LabArchives" video (8:46") below.
- Monash's Electronic Laboratory Notebooks information site has a wealth of information to help get you started including a Quick introduction to LabArchives video.
- If you have more complex questions, you may be able to find the answer through Monash's Electronic Laboratory Notebooks Frequently Asked Questions page.
- For self-help and troubleshooting visit LabArchives Knowledgebase.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
LabArchives is compatible with ALL file types. LabArchives can load and store any type of file within pages of notebooks. LabArchives has built in file viewers for some common file types (e.g. MS-Office, PDF, Txt, picture files etc.), that enable the User to view file content within LabArchives. The limitation is that each individual file must not exceed 250MB. For files larger than 250MB, consider creating links from LabArchives to these locally stored large data files.
All LabArchives content is stored and securely backed-up in both the primary and backup data centres located in Sydney (Australia). Some users export their Notebooks to PDF files on a regular basis and we suggest all Notebook owners create a local backup strategy and copy material to a secure repository within Monash's infrastructure.
LabArchives has built in viewers for Office file types. LabArchives also integrates directly with Office applications through plugins for Office, Powerpoint and Excel. These plugins allow Office applications to open and save files directly into a LabArchives Notebook.
You are not the "Owner" of the notebook you are using. There can only be one “Owner” and “Users” cannot share folders or files. This article explains the different roles: http://labarchives.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/150/0/810-users-roles-and-privileges.
Follow the guidelines in the article “User management” to find out what your role is. Then ask the "Owner" (e.g., your supervisor or colleague) to change your role to an “Administrator” with full access or to "Transfer Ownership" to you.