Electronic Laboratory Notebooks

One of the key challenges in maintaining accurate research records and ensuring that all members of the group keep their laboratory notebooks up to date ​has been the use of paper notebooks. Once a member of the group has finished, these are typically archived and the knowledge in them is effectively “lost” to the group. We have developed our own electronic notebook template based on Cambridgesoft ELN where we incorporate safety files into the notebook. As such, all members of the group have immedidate access to old experiments and can rapidly produce typewritten documents for papers and patents as shown below.