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The research platform trusted by scientists at 900+ universities

Connected research environment

Seamless connections between notebook, inventory and data analysis. Build a record that is easily searchable and shareable with flexible integrations.

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Customise your environment

Connect instruments & softwares

Collaborate & share

Customisable research environments

Comprehensive notebook

Sample & inventory management

Collaborative workspaces

Integrated data collection & analysis

Connecting instruments and software

Security & regulatory compliance


  • Free for academia, forever
  • Unlimited data storage
  • Real-time data collection
  • Cloud-based, mobile-optimised web app
  • Personal customer support

Traditional ELN's

  • Charging an expensive license fee per user
  • Data storage at extra cost
  • Upload data retrospectively
  • Clunky desktop software
  • No customer support

Who is Labstep for?

Why we are free for academia

Labstep was founded on the personal frustrations of the team. Maintaining a traditional paper lab book often resulted in lost results, wasted time and missed opportunities for collaboration. Poor design, expensive subscriptions and time-consuming installation of ELN alternatives only added to the workload.

Good research should not come at a cost. To have a real, positive impact for the academic community, we want our features to be freely available to all. No subscription fee. No hidden costs.

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Don't just take our word for it

"Labstep makes me save time in protocols involving many little steps to complete; it makes it easier and less tedious to track the progression of an experiment; it combines the rigour of a laboratory book and the versatility of a notebook."

Michele Sanguaninin, PhD student University of Cambridge
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Dedicated customer support

We have a dedicated customer support team who are available 24/7 to provide help and answer questions when needed. Building something that is highly adaptable, widely applicable and perfectly aligned with research demands is our top priority. In order to provide support and incorporate user feedback directly into our product pipeline, researchers can chat to the product team directly through the platform.

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