Labstep Academia

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Labstep is a digital environment for scientists to help take notes, record experiments, keep track of projects and organise data. Labstep is open access for all academic researchers.

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How we are different

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  • Unlimited cloud data storage
  • Real-time data collection
  • Cloud-based, mobile-optimised web app
  • Dedicated customer support
  • Training and implementation included

Traditional ELN's

  • Data storage at extra cost
  • Input data retrospectively
  • Clunky desktop software
  • No customer support
  • Extra implementation costs

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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Researchers save an average of 4 hours / week using Labstep at work

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Don't just take our word for it

“I love that I can access my protocols from everywhere, make changes and have it all immediately accessible in the lab. And I don’t have to keep printing out every protocol every time I change something.”
Corella Casas Delucchi, Postdoc
Biological Sciences, Francis Crick Institute, UK
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Electronic notebook

A modern approach to note-taking. Interconnecting materials, experimental procedures, results and metadata, this a tool that simplifies documentation at every step of the research process.
  • ✔ A comprehensive electronic lab notebook that records all elements of experimentation.

  • ✔ Master protocols can be associated with notebook entries and altered on an experiment-by-experiment basis without affecting the master.

  • ✔ Step-by-step experiment interface to run through procedures and record deviations in real-time on desktop and mobile devices.

  • ✔ Flexible fields allow customisation of notes and results.

  • ✔ Supports any file format including .gb .gbk .fa, and has integrations for Microsoft Office, Molecular sketcher, SnapGene and multiple programming softwares.

  • ✔ All activity - including electronic signatures - is time-stamped to ensure the integrity of the audit trail.

Protocol library

Labstep Protocols provides the tools to set up an organised library of master protocols, SOPs and other documents.
  • ✔ Copy-paste or drag and drop text from existing documents or build documents from scratch.

  • ✔ Automatic step recognition converts plain text into step-by-step protocols.

  • ✔ Tables, timers and inventory items generate enriched documents. Embedded files support any file format including .gb .gbk .fa.

  • ✔ Flexible edit and access rights allow protocols to be shared to workspaces and directly with colleagues.

  • ✔ All edits are tracked in a version-controlled changelog to aid process optimisation tracking. Previous versions can easily be restored.

Inventory management

Labstep helps you keep overview of your inventory - from materials and chemicals to samples, solutions and cell line libraries.
  • ✔ Search, filter and tagging functionality of large inventory libraries.

  • ✔ Tracked information include location and amount in stock. Flexible fields allow for customisation of item information.

  • ✔ Labstep generates unique IDs and QR codes for every item and integrate with instruments such as barcode scanners.

  • ✔ Setup is easy – items are easily batch imported and assigned metadata fields.

  • ✔ Item availability and order request status tracked for procurement administration.

  • ✔ Flexible edit and access rights allow inventory items to be shared in workspaces or directly with colleagues.

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Secure data hosting & full regulatory compliance

We know how important it is to keep your data safe. Security and data protection is a fundamental part of our engineering process.

Data Security

Data is hosted in SOC-compliant data centers.

End-to-end Encryption

We use the TLS1.2 protocol to encrypt all data end-to-end.

Private Networks

We use private networks (VPN) shielded from the public internet.

Full Compliance

Strict regulatory compliance through complete audit trails, electronic signatures & time stamping

Data backup

Data is backed up continuously to the cloud and daily at several geographical locations.

Access rights

Access tiering secures all data against unauthorized access.

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