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Features for you

Comprehensive notebook

Sample and inventory management

Collaborative workspaces

Integrated data collection and analysis

Connecting instruments and software

Unlimited Cloud storage

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“Intuitive; organized into projects which are further divided into experiments (which mirrors how I think as a PI); easy to share protocols and results between lab members.”
Bradley Richmond, Group Lead
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, US
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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.

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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Collaboration and sharing

From secure workspaces to directly sharing your experiment updates, Labstep’s sharing settings are customisable and give full control over access and permission rights.
  • ✔ A Labstep workspace is a secure digital space where you can neatly pull together experiments, protocols and inventory.

  • ✔ Create shared workspaces to share experiment details, version-controlled documents and results or inventory libraries with colleagues and collaborators.

  • ✔ Send information on Labstep directly to colleagues via email or sharelink.

  • ✔ Co-author experiment records with real-time progress updates.

  • ✔ Full control of access rights and permissions.

How to pitch Labstep

Need some help convincing your lab? Use this pitch to get them on board.

Labstep is a free flexible research environment that connects electronic notebook functionality, inventory management, applications and data in one collaborative workspace. Based on the team’s personal frustrations in the lab with existing ELNs and LIMS, Labstep offers features that streamline research data documentation and knowledge transfer by capturing real-time process data.

Labstep is more than just an electronic lab notebook. It’s an all-in-one data and inventory platform that keeps track of your research, manages your inventory and integrates with your favourite analysis softwares. The platform is designed to reduce researchers’ time and effort, aid with process optimisation and increasing accuracy and reproducibility of scientific data.

In line with Labstep’s mission to have a tangible positive impact on the scientific community, the platform is free and forever will be for academia. Sustained by the Labstep for Enterprise business model, Labstep is able to offer a stable platform with unlimited storage space to academia without charge.

Since launching, the platform is now used at over 900 universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and MIT. Rapid organic adoption has also seen Labstep chosen as the recommended platform to all RebelBio and IndieBio portfolio companies and multiple high profile institute-wide deployments, including the Francis Crick Institute in London.

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