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Labsteps keeps your research organised, accurate & accessible

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A new approach to research

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Plan experiments

Import protocols

Integrate results

Benefits of our ELN

Labstep is designed to build an authentic record of your research activity.

Comprehensive research audit trail

Sample & inventory management

Security & regulatory compliance

Real-time project collaboration

Version-controlled document libraries

Equipment and software integration


  • 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

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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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.

Data Encryption

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

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.

Lab of the future

Let us sort your lab automation

We are harnessing cloud-based computing to centralise your automated lab processes and transform lab productivity. Connect your equipment and devices and integrate your favourite programming language softwares through the open API. From hypothesis to analysis, with Labstep you can manage your entire workflow from one cloud-based platform.

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