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Experiences with a researcher-centric ELN

Experiences with a researcher-centric ELN
Experiences with a researcher-centric ELN
Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) are progressively replacing traditional paper books in both commercial research establishments and academic institutions. University researchers require specific features from ELNs, given the need to promote cross-institutional collaborative working, to enable the sharing of procedures and results, and to facilitate publication. The LabTrove ELN, which we use as our exemplar, was designed to be researcher-centric (i.e., not only aimed at the individual researcher's basic needs rather than to a specific institutional or subject or disciplinary agenda, but also able to be tailored because it is open source). LabTrove is being used in a heterogeneous set of academic laboratories, for a range of purposes, including analytical chemistry, X-ray studies, drug discovery and a biomaterials project. Researchers use the ELN for recording experiments, preserving data collected, and for project coordination. This perspective article describes the experiences of those researchers from several viewpoints, demonstrating how a web-based open source electronic notebook can meet the diverse needs of academic researchers.
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Badiola, Katrina A., Bird, Colin, Brocklesby, William, Casson, John, Chapman, Richard T., Coles, Simon, Cronshaw, James R., Fisher, Adam, Frey, Jeremy, Gloria, Danmar, Grossel, Martin, Hibbert, D. Brynn, Knight, Nicola, Mapp, Lucy K., Marazzi, Luke, Matthews, Brian, Milsted, Andy, Minns, Russell, Mueller, Karl T., Murphy, Kelly, Parkinson, Tim, Quinnell, Rosanne, Robinson, John S., Robertson, Murray N., Robins, Michael, Springate, Emma, Tizzard, Graham, Todd, Matthew H., Williamson, Alice E., Willoughby, Cerys, Yang, Erica and Ylioja, Paul M. (2015) Experiences with a researcher-centric ELN. Chemical Science, 6 (3), 1614-1629. (doi:10.1039/c4sc02128b).

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Abstract

Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) are progressively replacing traditional paper books in both commercial research establishments and academic institutions. University researchers require specific features from ELNs, given the need to promote cross-institutional collaborative working, to enable the sharing of procedures and results, and to facilitate publication. The LabTrove ELN, which we use as our exemplar, was designed to be researcher-centric (i.e., not only aimed at the individual researcher's basic needs rather than to a specific institutional or subject or disciplinary agenda, but also able to be tailored because it is open source). LabTrove is being used in a heterogeneous set of academic laboratories, for a range of purposes, including analytical chemistry, X-ray studies, drug discovery and a biomaterials project. Researchers use the ELN for recording experiments, preserving data collected, and for project coordination. This perspective article describes the experiences of those researchers from several viewpoints, demonstrating how a web-based open source electronic notebook can meet the diverse needs of academic researchers.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 October 2014
Published date: 1 March 2015
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 386249
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386249
ISSN: 1478-6524
PURE UUID: a815dcf0-9f53-4d68-94c2-17e8f1403fe2
ORCID for William Brocklesby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2123-6712
ORCID for Simon Coles: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8414-9272
ORCID for Jeremy Frey: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0842-4302
ORCID for Martin Grossel: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7469-6854
ORCID for Russell Minns: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6775-2977

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Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:28

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Author: Katrina A. Badiola
Author: Colin Bird
Author: John Casson
Author: Richard T. Chapman
Author: Simon Coles ORCID iD
Author: James R. Cronshaw
Author: Adam Fisher
Author: Jeremy Frey ORCID iD
Author: Danmar Gloria
Author: Martin Grossel ORCID iD
Author: D. Brynn Hibbert
Author: Nicola Knight
Author: Lucy K. Mapp
Author: Luke Marazzi
Author: Brian Matthews
Author: Andy Milsted
Author: Russell Minns ORCID iD
Author: Karl T. Mueller
Author: Kelly Murphy
Author: Tim Parkinson
Author: Rosanne Quinnell
Author: John S. Robinson
Author: Murray N. Robertson
Author: Michael Robins
Author: Emma Springate
Author: Graham Tizzard
Author: Matthew H. Todd
Author: Alice E. Williamson
Author: Cerys Willoughby
Author: Erica Yang
Author: Paul M. Ylioja

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