eLabFTW – electronic lab notebook manager for research teams

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.

Features include:

  • 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.
  • Tagging.
  • 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

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