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What is Labstep?

Labstep is a flexible research environment that connects your notebook, inventory, applications and data in one collaborative workspace.

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Comprehensive notebook

Sample & inventory management

Collaborative workspaces

Integrated data collection & analysis

Connecting instruments and software

Security & regulatory compliance

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Labstep Inventory

From quantities and location to QR codes and shared items, Labstep makes better inventory management a simple matter. Getting started is easy: complete your setup in under 5 minutes.

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Our mission

Serving the scientific community.

Labstep stemmed from our own personal experience in research. Limitations of a paper notebook and frustrations with ELN alternatives inspired us to build a tool that simplifies documentation at every step of the research process. Core to our company ethos is maintaining close communication with the scientific community, who advise us in the shaping of the platform. Building something that is highly adaptable, widely applicable and perfectly aligned with research demands is our top priority.

Increasing reproducibility.

More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist's experiments, and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments. The problem isn’t new, but now it’s under the microscope. Yet the digital revolution has barely penetrated science labs. With Labstep, we want to tackle this issue. By making note-taking as easy as possible, and capturing real-time process data for users, our aim is to increase reproducibility of scientific studies.

Who is Labstep for?

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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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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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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