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Web resources

Scientific literature



  • Sayre, Franklin, Caitlin Bakker, Julie Kelly, Megan Kocher, and Meghan Lafferty. “Support for Electronic Lab Notebooks at Top American Research Universities.” Journal of EScience Librarianship, 2018. 10.7191/jeslib.2018.1140
  • Steensel, Bas van. “Scientific Honesty and Publicly Shared Lab Notebooks: Sharing Lab Notebooks along with Publication Would Increase Transparency and Help to Improve Honesty When Reporting Results.” EMBO Reports, e46866, 2018. 10.15252/embr.201846866


  • Dunie, Matt. “The Importance of Research Data Management: The Value of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks in the Management of Data Integrity and Data Availability.” Information Services & Use 37(3), 355–59, 2017. 10.3233/ISU-170843
  • Franke, Michael, Jalal Weraach, and Markus Haarländer. “Elektronische Laborbücher in Der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft,” 2017. 10.17617/1.5t
  • Kanza, Samantha, Cerys Willoughby, Nicholas Gibbins, Richard Whitby, Jeremy Graham Frey, Jana Erjavec, Klemen Zupančič, Matjaž Hren, and Katarina Kovač. “Electronic Lab Notebooks: Can They Replace Paper?” Journal of Cheminformatics, 9, 2017. 10.1186/s13321-017-0221-3
  • Sydor, Jens, and Grace Kim. “Are We Ready for the Evolution of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks in Regulated Bioanalysis?” Bioanalysis 9(16), 1203–5, 2017. 10.4155/bio-2017-0115


  • Dirnagl, Ulrich, and Ingo Przesdzing. “A Pocket Guide to Electronic Laboratory Notebooks in the Academic Life Sciences.” F1000Research, 2016. 10.12688/f1000research.7628.1
  • Krause, Evamaria. “Elektronische Laborbücher Im Forschungsdatenmanagement – Eine Neue Aufgabe Für Bibliotheken?” ABI Technik 36(2), 78–87, 2016. 10.1515/abitech-2016-0013


  • Nussbeck, Sara Y., Philipp Weil, Julia Menzel, Bartlomiej Marzec, Kai Lorberg, and Blanche Schwappach. “The Laboratory Notebook in the 21st Century: The Electronic Laboratory Notebook Would Enhance Good Scientific Practice and Increase Research Productivity.” EMBO Reports 15(6), 631–34, 2014. 10.15252/embr.201338358
  • Palovich, Tracy U. “Electronic Notebooks in the Post-America Invents Act World.” ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters 5(12), 1266–67, 2014. 10.1021/ml500442p


  • Bird, Colin L., Cerys Willoughby, and Jeremy G. Frey. “Laboratory Notebooks in the Digital Era: The Role of ELNs in Record Keeping for Chemistry and Other Sciences.” Chemical Society Reviews 42(20), 8157–75, 2013. 10.1039/C3CS60122F
  • Machina, Hari K., and David J. Wild. “Electronic Laboratory Notebooks Progress and Challenges in Implementation.” Journal of Laboratory Automation 18(4), 264–68, 2013. 10.1177/2211068213484471


  • Rubacha, Michael, Anil K Rattan, and Stephen C Hosselet. “A Review of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks Available in the Market Today.” Journal of Laboratory Automation 16(1), 90–98, 2011. 10.1016/j.jala.2009.01.002


  • Williams, Michael, Donna Bozyczko‐Coyne, Bruce Dorsey, and Scott Larsen. “Laboratory Notebooks and Data Storage.” Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques A.2A, 2008. 10.1002/9780470089941.eta02as00


  • Du, Ping, and Joseph A. Kofman. “Electronic Laboratory Notebooks in Pharmaceutical R&D: On the Road to Maturity.” Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation 12(3), 157–65, 2007. 10.1016/j.jala.2007.01.001
  • Drake, David J. “ELN Implementation Challenges.” Drug Discovery Today 12(15–16), 647–49, 2007. 10.1016/j.drudis.2007.06.010


  • Taylor, Keith T. “The Status of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks for Chemistry and Biology.” Current Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development 9(3), 348–53, 2006. [17]


  • Butler, Declan. “Electronic Notebooks: A New Leaf.” Nature 436(7047), 20–21, 2005. 10.1038/436020a


  • Myers, J. D., C. Fox-Dobbs, J. Laird, Dai Le, D. Reich, and T. Curtz. “Electronic Laboratory Notebooks for Collaborative Research.” In Proceedings of WET ICE ’96. IEEE 5th Workshop on Enabling Technologies; Infrastucture for Collaborative Enterprises, 47–51, 1996. 10.1109/ENABL.1996.555050

Specific solutions


  • Potthoff, Jan, Tremouilhac, Pierre, Hodapp, Patrick, Neumair, Bernhard, Bräse, Stefan and Jung, Nicole. “Procedures for Systematic Capture and Management of Analytical Data in Academia.” Analytica Chimica Acta: X, 2019. 10.1016/j.acax.2019.100007


  • Ahlstrand, Emma, Antoine Buetti-Dinh, and Ran Friedman. “An Interactive Computer Lab of the Galvanic Cell for Students in Biochemistry: Interactive Computer Lab of the Galvanic Cell.” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 46(1), 58–65, 2018. 10.1002/bmb.21091
  • Kotov, Serhii, Pierre Tremouilhac, Nicole Jung, and Stefan Bräse. “Chemotion-ELN Part 2: Adaption of an Embedded Ketcher Editor to Advanced Research Applications.” Journal of Cheminformatics 10(1), 38, 2018. 10.1186/s13321-018-0292-9
  • Mah, Clarence K., Jill P. Mesirov, and Lukas Chavez. “An Accessible GenePattern Notebook for the Copy Number Variation Analysis of Illumina Infinium DNA Methylation Arrays.” F1000Research 7, 1897, 2018. 10.12688/f1000research.16338.1
  • Pawar, Shrikant, and Harshul Batra. “Online Electronic Laboratory Notebook: A Secured Cloud Storage System Scripted in Hypertext Pre-Processor (PHP) Programming Language.” Journal of Engineering and Technology Research 10(1), 1–6, 2018). 10.5897/JETR2018.0638
  • Rahman, Mahabubur, and Hiroshi Watabe. “Online Molecular Image Repository and Analysis System: A Multicenter Collaborative Open-Source Infrastructure for Molecular Imaging Research and Application.” Computers in Biology and Medicine, 2018. 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2018.04.001


  • Hunter, Adam, Saravanan Dayalan, David De Souza, Brad Power, Rodney Lorrimar, Tamas Szabo, Thu Nguyen, et al. “MASTR-MS: A Web-Based Collaborative Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for Metabolomics.” Metabolomics 13(2), 14, 2017. 10.1007/s11306-016-1142-2
  • Tremouilhac, Pierre, An Nguyen, Yu-Chieh Huang, Serhii Kotov, Dominic Sebastian Lütjohann, Florian Hübsch, Nicole Jung, and Stefan Bräse. “Chemotion ELN: An Open Source Electronic Lab Notebook for Chemists in Academia.” Journal of Cheminformatics 9, 54, 2017. 10.1186/s13321-017-0240-0


  • Guerrero, Santiago, Gwendal Dujardin, Alejandro Cabrera-Andrade, César Paz-y-Miño, Alberto Indacochea, Marta Inglés-Ferrándiz, Hima Priyanka Nadimpalli, et al. “Analysis and Implementation of an Electronic Laboratory Notebook in a Biomedical Research Institute.” PLOS ONE 11(8), e0160428, 2016. 10.1371/journal.pone.0160428
  • Vaas, Lea A. I., Gesa Witt, Björn Windshügel, Andrea Bosin, Giovanni Serra, Adrian Bruengger, Mathias Winterhalter, Philip Gribbon, Cindy J. Levy-Petelinkar, and Manfred Kohler. “Electronic Laboratory Notebooks in a Public-Private-Partnership.” PeerJ Preprints, 2016. [18]
  • Ventura, Susana, Ricardo Carvalho Amorim, João Rocha da Silva, and Cristina Ribeiro. “Voice Recognition in the LabTablet Electronic Laboratory Notebook.” In Proceedings of the Ninth International C* Conference on Computer Science & Software Engineering, 13–16, 2016. 10.1145/2948992.2948998


  • Barillari, Caterina, Diana Ottoz, Juan Mariano Fuentes-Serna, Chandrasekhar Ramakrishnan, Bernd Rinn, and Fabian Rudolf. “OpenBIS ELN-LIMS: An Open-Source Database for Academic Laboratories.” Bioinformatics, btv606, 2015. 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv606
  • Day, Aileen E., Simon J. Coles, Colin L. Bird, Jeremy G. Frey, Richard J. Whitby, Valery E. Tkachenko, and Antony J. Williams. “ChemTrove: Enabling a Generic ELN To Support Chemistry through the Use of Transferable Plug-Ins and Online Data Sources.” Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 55(3), 501–9, 2015. 10.1021/ci5005948
  • Gates, Richard S., Mark J. McLean, and William A. Osborn. “Smart Electronic Laboratory Notebooks for the NIST Research Environment.” Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology 120, 193–303, 2015. 10.6028/jres.120.018
  • List, Markus, Michael Franz, Qihua Tan, Jan Mollenhauer, and Jan Baumbach. “OpenLabNotes--An Electronic Laboratory Notebook Extension for OpenLabFramework.” Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics 12(3), 274, 2015. 10.2390/biecoll-jib-2015-274
  • Macdonald, Stuart, and Rory Macneil. “Service Integration to Enhance Research Data Management: RSpace Electronic Laboratory Notebook Case Study | International Journal of Digital Curation,” 2015. [19]
  • Menzel, Julia, Philipp Weil, and Sara Y. Nussbeck. “Metadata Capture in an Electronic Notebook: How to Make It as Simple as Possible?” GMS Med Inform Biom Epidemiol 11(1), Doc06, 2015. 10.3205/mibe000162


  • Clark, Alex. “Putting Together the Pieces: Building a Reaction-Centric Electronic Lab Notebook for Mobile Devices.” Journal of Cheminformatics 6(Suppl 1), 2014. 10.1186/1758-2946-6-S1-O1
  • Hall, Mona, and Didem Vardar-Ulu. “An Inquiry-Based Biochemistry Laboratory Structure Emphasizing Competency in the Scientific Process: A Guided Approach with an Electronic Notebook Format.” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 42(1), 58–67, 2014. 10.1002/bmb.20769
  • Johnston, Jill, Sashi Kant, Vanessa Gysbers, Dale Hancock, and Gareth Denyer. “Using an EPortfolio System as an Electronic Laboratory Notebook in Undergraduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Practical Classes.” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education: A Bimonthly Publication of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 42(1), 50–57, 2014. [https//doi.org/10.1002/bmb.20754 10.1002/bmb.20754]
  • Kloeckner, Frederik, Robert Farkas, Tobias Franken, and Thomas Schmitz-Rode. “Development of a Prediction Model on the Acceptance of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks in Academic Environments.” Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering 59(2), 95–102, 2014. 10.1515/bmt-2013-0023
  • Willoughby, Cerys, Colin L. Bird, Simon J. Coles, and Jeremy G. Frey. “Creating Context for the Experiment Record. User-Defined Metadata: Investigations into Metadata Usage in the LabTrove ELN.” Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 54(12), 3268–83, 2014. 10.1021/ci500469f


  • Coles, Simon J., Jeremy G. Frey, Colin L. Bird, Richard J. Whitby, and Aileen E. Day. “First Steps towards Semantic Descriptions of Electronic Laboratory Notebook Records.” Journal of Cheminformatics 5(1), 52, 2013. 10.1186/1758-2946-5-52
  • Johannes, Paul C., Jan Potthoff, Alexander Roßnagel, Bernhard Neumair, Moaaz Madiesh, and Siegfried Hackel. Beweissicheres elektronisches Laborbuch: Anforderungen, Konzepte und Umsetzung zur langfristigen, beweiswerterhaltenden Archivierung elektronischer Forschungsdaten und -dokumentation. Auflage: 1. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2013. ISBN 978-3-8487-0706-5
  • Marzec, Bartlomiej, Philipp Weil, and Sara Yasemin Nussbeck. “Vorbereitungsprozess Für Die Elektronische Dokumentation Und Nachnutzbarkeit von Forschungsdaten in ELN.” In Abstractband GMDS 2013. Lübeck: Pro BUSINESS, 2013. 10.3205/13gmds051
  • Menzel, Julia, Philipp Weil, Philip Bittihn, Daniel Hornung, Nadine Mathieu, and Sara Y Demiroglu. “Requirement Analysis for an Electronic Laboratory Notebook for Sustainable Data Management in Biomedical Research.” Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 192, 2013. 10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1108
  • Milsted, Andrew J., Jennifer R. Hale, Jeremy G. Frey, and Cameron Neylon. “LabTrove: A Lightweight, Web Based, Laboratory ‘Blog’ as a Route towards a Marked Up Record of Work in a Bioscience Research Laboratory.” PLOS ONE 8(7), e67460, 2013. 10.1371/journal.pone.0067460
  • Rees, Ian, Ed Langley, Wah Chiu, and Steven J. Ludtke. “EMEN2: An Object Oriented Database and Electronic Lab Notebook.” Microscopy and Microanalysis: The Official Journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada 19(1), 1–10, 2013. 10.1017/S1431927612014043
  • Voegele, Catherine, Baptiste Bouchereau, Nivonirina Robinot, James McKay, Philippe Damiecki, and Lucile Alteyrac. “A Universal Open-Source Electronic Laboratory Notebook.” Bioinformatics 29(13), 1710–12, 2013. 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt253
  • Walsh, Emily, and Ilseung Cho. “Using Evernote as an Electronic Lab Notebook in a Translational Science Laboratory.” Journal of Laboratory Automation 18(3), 229–34, 2013. 10.1177/2211068212471834


  • Fritz, Fleur, Benjamin Trinczek, Sebasitan Balhorn, and Martin Dugas. “Wie Viel Desinfektionsmittel Verträgt Ein Tablet? Hygieneanforderungen Beim Einsatz von IPads Für Die Klinische Dokumentation.” Abstractband GMDS, 2012. 10.3205/12gmds011
  • Iyer, Rupa, and William Kudrle. “Implementation of an Electronic Lab Notebook to Integrate Research and Education in an Undergraduate Biotechnology Program.” Technology Interface International Journal 12(2), 5–12, 2012. [20]
  • Rudolphi, Felix, and Lukas J Goossen. “Electronic Laboratory Notebook: The Academic Point of View.” Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 52(2), 293–301, 2012. 10.1021/ci2003895


  • Beato, Brian, April Pisek, Jessica White, Timothy Grever, Brian Engel, Michael Pugh, Michael Schneider, Barbara Carel, Laurel Branstrator, and Ronald Shoup. “Going Paperless: Implementing an Electronic Laboratory Notebook in a Bioanalytical Laboratory.” Bioanalysis 3(13), 1457–70, 2011. 10.4155/bio.11.117
  • Yilmaz, Pelin, Renzo Kottmann, Dawn Field, Rob Knight, James R. Cole, Linda Amaral-Zettler, Jack A. Gilbert, et al. “Minimum Information about a Marker Gene Sequence (MIMARKS) and Minimum Information about Any (x) Sequence (MIxS) Specifications.” Nature Biotechnology 29(5), 415–20, 2011. 10.1038/nbt.1823
  • Beato, Brian, April Pisek, Jessica White, Timothy Grever, Brian Engel, Michael Pugh, Michael Schneider, Barbara Carel, Laurel Branstrator, and Ronald Shoup. “Going Paperless: Implementing an Electronic Laboratory Notebook in a Bioanalytical Laboratory.” Bioanalysis 3(13), 1457–70, 2011. 10.4155/bio.11.117
  • Macneil, Rory. “The Benefits of Integrated Systems for Managing Both Samples and Experimental Data: An Opportunity for Labs in Universities and Government Research Institutions to Lead the Way.” Automated Experimentation 3(1), 2, 2011. 10.1186/1759-4499-3-2


  • Hibbert, Brynn, Jeremy G. Frey, Rosanne Quinnell, Mauro Mocerino, Matthew Todd, Piyapong Niamsup, Adrian Plummer, and Andrew Milsted. “Teaching Instrumental Science Globally Using a Collaborative Electronic Laboratory Notebook.” Proceedings of The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 16, 2010.
  • Quinnell, Rosanne, and D. Brynn Hibbert. “Introducing an Electronic Laboratory Notebook to PhD Students Undertaking Chemistry Research at a Research Intensive University.” In International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI, 2010. [21]


  • Goddard, Nigel H., Rory Macneil, and Jonathan Ritchie. “ECAT: Online Electronic Lab Notebook for Scientific Research.” Automated Experimentation 1(1), 4, 2009. 10.1186/1759-4499-1-4


  • Tabard, Aurélien, Wendy E. Mackay, and Evelyn Eastmond. “From Individual to Collaborative: The Evolution of Prism, a Hybrid Laboratory Notebook.” In Proceedings of the 2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 569–578, 2008. 10.1145/1460563.1460653



  • Khan, Arshad M., Joel D. Hahn, Wei-Cheng Cheng, Alan G. Watts, and Gully A. P. C. Burns. “NeuroScholar’s Electronic Laboratory Notebook and Its Application to Neuroendocrinology.” Neuroinformatics 4(2), 139–62, 2006. 10.1385/NI:4:2:139


  • Fakas, Georgios John, Anh Vu Nguyen, and Denis Gillet. “The Electronic Laboratory Journal: A Collaborative and Cooperative Learning Environment for Web-Based Experimentation.” Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 14(3), 189–216, 2005. 10.1007/s10606-005-3272-3
  • Talbott, Tara, Michael Peterson, Jens Schwidder, and James D. Myers. “Adapting the Electronic Laboratory Notebook for the Semantic Era.” In Collaborative Technologies and Systems, 2005. Proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium On, 136–43. IEEE, 2005. 10.1109/ISCST.2005.1553305


  • Fort, Jr., Raymond. “ChemWindow and Entropy Lite.” Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 35(5), 932–33, 1995. 10.1021/ci00027a603
  • Marstaller, J.E., and M.D. Zorn. “An Electronic Laboratory Notebook Based on HTML Forms” 1995. 10.2172/197149


  • Pecherer, R. M. “Contig Graph Tool: A Graphical Interface for Contig Physical Map Assembly.” In [1993] Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 1, i:544–53, 1993. 10.1109/HICSS.1993.270686


  • Delaney, Michael F. “Using ‘Electronic Laboratory Notebook’ Software in the Instrumental Analysis Course.” Journal of Chemical Education 64(1), 29, 1987. 10.1021/ed064p29


  • Gilbert, William A. “RS/1: An Electronic Laboratory Notebook.” BioScience 35(9), 588–90, 1985.


  • Greenblatt, Melvin, Ruggero Montesano, Louise Wombolt, and Philippe Shubik. “Automatic Data Processing Techniques for Carcinogenesis Studies.” JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute 44, no. 5 (May 1, 1970): 1037–45. 10.1093/jnci/44.5.1037‏‎