eLabFTW is a free and open source electronic lab notebook.
With eLabFTW you get a secure, modern and compliant system to track your experiments efficiently but also manage your lab with a powerful and flexible database. It can be used in any type of lab/company such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Astronomy, Deep Tech Startup.
eLabFTW is powered by PHP/MySQL in Docker containers.
eLabFTW is used in numerous research centers all over the world.
- Responsive – access your lab book from any device, running any operating system.
- Import and export your data in common file formats (PDF, ZIP, CSV, JSON).
- Trusted timestamping (for strong legal value of documents) with RFC 3161 compliant timestamping of experiments (for intellectual property).
- Fully customizable database to store any type of data.
- Strong encryption, good practices and modern codebase offers the best security for your data. There’s salted SHA-512 sum passwords.
- Inventory management – store reagents, protocols, plasmids, cell lines, mice or anything you want.
- Scheduler – use the integrated scheduler to book anything you need to like microscopes, rooms, machines, etc.
- Use by multiple teams and users.
- Advanced search.
- Experiment templates.
- Experiment duplication.
- Link an experiment with an item from the database to retrieve in a click the plasmid/sirna/antibody/chemical you used.
- Advanced query tools.
- Color coded status for experiments.
- Internal linking.
- Version control.
- Protection tools.
- Commenting on experiments.
- Markdown support.
- Compliance with the following standards: Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, paragraph 11, FERPA, HIPAA, and FISMA.
- Internationalization support.
- Cross-platform support – works for Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, Solaris, and Windows.
Support: FAQ, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Nicolas Carpi
License: GNU Affero General Public License, version 3
eLabFTW is written in PHP. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials.
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