For lab managers

Labstep keeps you on top of document libraries, lab inventory and ordering.

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Features for you

Version-control document libraries

Inventory & sample management

Multi-level collaborative workspaces

Marketplace & reagent ordering

Customer success & IT support

Unlimited cloud storage

"I was looking for a solution to our whiteboard ordering system. This is really helping me keep overview of when I need to re-order things."

- Theresa Salazar, lab manager, University of Leicester

Inventory & sample management

Labstep gives you an overview of your lab’s inventory, from chemical solutions to antibody libraries. Search and filter through your samples, check how much is in stock and keep track of your storage locations. Managing shared libraries of resources? Seamlessly share inventory information with your colleagues to avoid data duplication.

Already managing large data sets? Import your current data files or browse the catalogues of suppliers such as Thermofisher, Sigma-Aldrich, NEB and Qiagen.

Integrations and IT support

Labstep can integrate with local data servers to ensure backup of all institute-generated data. Labstep also seamlessly integrates with lab software systems and equipment to upload data. Our custom-built Folder Watcher system automatically attaches result files to experiments from selected desktop folders, from both shared or personal computers. Our open API directly integrates and seamlessly transfers data between Labstep and any other analysis software. We provide 24/7 user support to all researchers and work closely with your institute’s IT department to ensure all your needs are met.

Version-control document libraries

Labstep offers comprehensive, collaborative & version-controlled document libraries to accommodate your needs. Create your own libraries of protocols, SOPs or procedures. Labstep makes writing or uploading documents a matter of copy+paste and let’s you browse our open protocol repository. You can include links, files and tables, or directly point to inventory items associated with your procedure. Every change is documented and tracked in a time-stamped, version-controlled changelog.

How to pitch Labstep

Need help convincing your colleagues? Use this 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 frustrations in the lab with pen and paper and 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.

The platform is free and forever will be for academia, so that the features are accessible to all within the scientific community. Labstep is able to offer a stable platform with unlimited storage space to academia without charge, sustained by the Labstep for Enterprise business model.

Since launching, the platform has been adopted by researchers at over 900 universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and MIT. Rapid organic adoption has resulted in multiple high-profile institute-wide deployments, the most notable being the Francis Crick Institute in London, Europe’s largest biomedical research institute.

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