What Is eLabJournal?
eLabJournal is an all-in-one Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) that can be fully configured to the unique needs of your R&D laboratory. Efficiently document, organize, search, and archive your research, sample, and protocol data. eLabJournal is a secure and compliant software suitable for any lab ranging from small and startup companies to large academic institutes and globally operating companies.
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Who Uses eLabJournal?
Suitable for academic, industry, and start-up life science labs that value flexibility in the setup of their workflows and lab digitization efforts.
Where can eLabJournal be deployed?
About the vendor
- Founded in 2010
- Phone Support
- Yes, has free trial
- No free version
eLabJournal does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.Pricing plans get a free trial
About the vendor
- Founded in 2010
- Phone Support
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Features of eLabJournal
- Access Controls/Permissions
- Barcode/Ticket Scanning
- Collaboration Tools
- Compliance Management
- Compliance Tracking
- Data Import/Export
- Data Security
- Data Storage Management
- EDI Software
- For Labs
- Inventory Auditing
- Inventory Control Software
- Inventory Management Software
- Inventory Optimization Software
- Order Management Software
- Project Management Software
- Protocol/SOP Management
- Real Time Data
- Sample Management
- Supplier Management
- Task Management Software
- Workflow Management Software
Alternatives to eLabJournal
Reviews of eLabJournal
Functionality and Superb Customer Support
Comments: Our overall experience with eLab Journal has been exceptional. We are glad we chose to partner with them because they were definitely the right choice! They have helped us immensely and we would not have achieved a successful project outcome without them.
Working with the team at eLab Journal to implement our LIMS and make enhancements as our laboratory has grown has been a wonderful experience. Everyone we have worked with is responsive and collaborative. The software itself has amazing functionality and provides the features we need to act as an efficient, high throughput testing laboratory.
When we implemented the software in 2020, some of the menu items and navigation seemed disjointed and not exceptionally intuitive. eLab Journal has evolved since then and we have seen improvements. The team is also open to our feedback as system users.
8 months ago
Thank you for your review of eLabJournal, Maura happy to hear that you've noticed our improvements, and we always appreciate the great feedback! Since October 2021, we have implemented several new UI updates, reorganized the navigation tools, and taken a more multi-disciplinary approach to the menu items so that chemists, biologists, research techs, and lab directors can easily access their unique day-to-day workflows within the system. Stay tuned for additional major updates by 2023!
Keeping Track of the Research
Comments: This has been a great experience. At first had only planned to use for single aspect of research project and now pushing for us to incorporate into other areas. Customer support has been excellent. Always quick to respond when have questions or requests, and so very willing to work with us to customize the system to our needs.
Although there was a learning process to using the system, it did not take more than a week for us to build the framework that needed for managing samples and recording experimental data. Have multiple users with different levels of comfort with technology and hearing more and more from group that so glad that set this up for this research project. Really appreciate that Microsoft Office integrated into system, not only for editing files but as sections within a entry. This has allowed users that do not have access to office to work with us with ease
Lacking some options that know are available on other electronic notebook freeware (To Do Lists, Task assignment, Calendar, Messaging center, view only of integrating Microsoft office components, comment tracking, tags for indexing entries). One option that would love to have that seen in other electronic notebook software is the option to share study with outside user so can view (not edit) for defined period of time without using a licensed space. Would be happy if there was a limit on how many of these could exist at a time
Alternatives Considered: Labguru
Reasons for Choosing eLabJournal: Needed a inventory system that allowed better handling of aliquots and lineage. The permission management system was better for the needs of the group. And that hardly anything is every truly gone, can track history of pretty much everything.
Switched From: Labfolder
Reasons for Switching to eLabJournal: The customer service, the rep who set up our demo provided such good information. Was impressed that during the demo period (which was a month), he not only respond well to our questions but took our feedback and entered as requests for modification of the system. Demonstrated to us that would work with us to help us use the system to fit our particular needs
8 months ago
Thank you for stopping by to review eLabJournal! We are happy to share that we are preparing to release a brand new add-on in Marketplace in the coming weeks for handling Task Assignments/To-Dos; additionally, we now support options for commenting/messaging on other users' experiments/reports, integration with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PPT), and labels/tags on projects for easier searching. We also have a few major projects on the horizon, including a full redesign of our Inventory module! Moreover, we confirmed that our team is actively reviewing several of the features you've listed for future development consideration later this year. If you have specific ideas about how you'd like any of these suggestions to be implemented, please consider emailing your Key Account Manager or [email protected] We always appreciate hearing feedback from our users, and we'll do our best to incorporate your comments into our next series of updates!
Comments: Better for the environment and also don't have to worry about losing/spilling stuff on lab notebook.
Once again it allows for easy access to other lab mates by simply sharing it with them. No issues with legibility or whatever.
Takes a while getting used to actually typing in experiments, protocols, data, etc. but it can be more convenient than conventional paper.
8 months ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with eLabJournal, Alex! It's common to have a period of adjustment when transitioning to a digital lab solution, which is why eLabNext assigns every client a dedicated account manager to provide consultations and additional training as needed. If you're not sure how to contact your account manager, feel free to send a message to our Support Team and they will be happy to connect you! Our goal is to have you be very comfortable in the system within 2-3 weeks, so please don't hesitate to reach out if we can help you reach this point!
eLab has helped manage a veritable flood of samples
Comments: Overall, I'm very pleased with eLab. It has greatly streamlined the tracking of sample receipt and downstream processing for thousands of samples, allowing me to set up standard procedures that even novice undergraduate students can follow without difficulty. Likewise, the pricing was very competitive and the team at eLab has been very responsive and pleasant to work with.
This product has greatly facilitated the standardization of sample intake and inventory. Likewise, I really appreciate the ability to set up lab protocols (with version tracking) and standardized experiment templates. These features, in particular, make it easy to bring on new lab helpers in an undergraduate setting. There is no need to manage and track shared files or folders, and when a student leaves, their records and activities are preserved. The interface has generally been quite intuitive and easy to maneuver, and customer support is responsive and helpful if a user runs into problems.
There are still a few glitchy (largely aesthetic) areas. For example, the "Lineage" button appears to multiply as one clicks on or manipulates successive sample records. This can be resolved by refreshing the page, but it is not guaranteed that you will remain on the same sample record when you refresh. This doesn't seem to impact the integrity of sample records, but can be annoying when working with a lot of sample records. There is not yet a function to create copies of plates of samples (e.g., whole-plate aliquots, series, or downstream product). One can work around this with batch importation, but I do look forward to this feature eventually being incorporated.
Alternatives Considered: Benchling and SciNote
Reasons for Switching to eLabJournal: eLab offered a combined electronic lab journal and inventory tracking/management platform that was both intuitive and economical.
8 months ago
Thank you for reviewing eLabJournal, Elizabeth! Our team worked hard to design an easy-to-use UI and we're glad to hear that those efforts have paid off for you. The latest version of our Lineage add-on resolved the glitch you mention and is available in the Marketplace please make sure to check and update the Add-On. We're also working on a bulk cloning feature for plates and hope to release it soon. Thanks again for sharing this valuable feedback so that we can improve the eLab experience for our entire user community, and stay tuned for some exciting updates!
6 month of eLAB and don't want to miss it anymore
We're working with several microorganisms and getting them organized into easily trackable collections are a big plus for us. In general we're using the customizable samples a lot, also for tracking individual fermentation batches. Together with the barcoding feature, tracking and identifying samples has become really straight forward. Another great feature is the collaborative approach we can use, when we work on different projects. Everybody in the team can contribute with individual experiments and still everything is organized into the same project/study, which makes tracking the overall progress really easy.
One of the things that certainly need some improvement is the data-management system. You can store data within experiments and in a dedicated file-storage system, but these are not interconnected (at least not that I know). And to work with the file-storage is also not the most straight forward way to organize your files. A little more database management functionality here could go a long way.
Alternatives Considered: Labfolder
Reasons for Switching to eLabJournal: Labfolder has a very bad reputation for being rather slow and most importantly unstable.
8 months ago
We appreciate this feedback on the data management system, Bastian. Our team has created different options for File Management, i.e the eLabHybrid solution, however, we do realize that these days, the need is very different for large volume data creation, connection, and analysis. Because of this, we are actively considering options for adding new utilities to File Storage, as well as unified file management solutions. Your comment is heard loud and clear! Feel free to reach out to our Support Team if you would like to offer specific recommendations for us to consider - much of our product development is customer-driven, so your input will help us to provide software that improves the experience for the entire eLab community!