Electronic Research Notebook
What is an Electronic Research Notebook?
An Electronic Research Notebook (ERN), typically referred to as an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN), is a tool that can make documenting your research activities easier and more efficient. It provides a multi-functional data manager that can quickly and accurately import protocols, notes, observations and other research data so that you can organize all your information in one place. You can link to data files and other information so nothing relating to your research is lost or misplaced.
ASU has licensed LabArchives as our ERN solution and offers the product at no cost to faculty, researchers, staff and students for research activities. Using LabArchives will improve the quality of your research notes and help you process your findings more efficiently.
Your research data will be stored securely in the cloud on equipment located in the U.S. Security and availability of ASU research data is a top priority for the university and LabArchives includes numerous technical and administrative safeguards to ensure ASU’s data are stored securely. Refer to the data considerations page to explore if LabArchives meets your needs.
Getting started with LabArchives
- Ready to create your ASU LabArchives account? Just click on the “New Account Login” button on the sidebar menu.
- Do you want to get your account organized? You can find a quick start guide here.
- If you decide to share data with others you will need to think about the role you will give. You will find guidance on that here.
- Once you have your LabArchives account, you will want to organize your notebook. Use the tutorials in the Knowledgebase for instructions.
- Check out the Knowledgebase for more information on how to get the most benefit from LabArchives
- You will also find lots of video tutorials on YouTube that explain how to use the product.
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