Electronic lab notebook (ELN)

Monash University has adopted the electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) LabArchives to replace traditional paper research notebooks. LabArchives provides researchers with a secure platform for improved workflow and connectivity. The Professional Edition is freely available to all Monash research staff and research students.

Key features of LabArchives

  • Research data management and organisation – you are able to manage and organise all of your research data and information in one place.
  • Searchable – LabArchives can be searched by keywords or tags and even by the contents of files.
  • Portability – the cloud-based platform can be accessed anywhere, anytime from both iOS and Android devices.
  • Sharing – data can be accessed by your research group and collaborators.
  • Inventory – samples, reagents and consumables can be kept up-to-date in an easy-to-use visual display.
  • IP protected – intellectual property is protected with third party data and timestamps.
  • Data security – data is centrally stored including historical versions of every file, recording the date, time and username kept for auditing.
  • Seamless – files, photos and documents can be moved directly into LabArchives and stored.
  • Software integration – LabArchives integrates with tools like RedCap, GraphPad Prism, Figshare, PubMed, PubChem, Microsoft Office (365), SnapGene and ChemDoodle.