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Electronic Laboratory Notebook

The University of Rochester Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) Committee, composed of faculty, staff, and students, reviewed potential ELNs, and based on the feedback from an initial round of ELN demonstrations and comparisons, has decided on LabArchives as the ELN of choice for the university. The committee looked at multiple options and considered how researchers liked the interface, the flexibility of the systems to adapt to different workflows, the ability to handle different file formats and sizes, integrations with other commonly used software applications, and the overall costs.


LabArchives research notebooks can be used to organize and manage laboratory data safely and conveniently using multiple platforms and devices. Whether managing a research lab as a principal investigator or reviewing students’ lab work as an instructor, LabArchives can be used to ensure effective research data management plans and help improve student learning.



Roll-out Plan

Institution-wide rollout of LabArchives is currently being developed and updates on this rollout will be provided to the research community. As an initial part of this rollout, we welcome labs to participate in the Early Adopter Program by creating an account and utilizing LabArchives. Note: Labs participating in the Early Adopter Program may be contacted for periodic feedback:



If you have questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Yvonne Watson (

Thanks so much for your participation!