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Features for you

Comprehensive notebook

Sample & inventory management

Collaborative workspaces

Integrated data collection & analysis

Connecting instruments and software

Unlimited cloud storage

"Labstep saves me time in protocols involving many little steps to complete; it makes it easier and less tedious to track the progression of an experiment."

- Michele Sanguanini, PhD student, University of Cambridge

Experiment notebook

Planning ahead or noting retrospectively - Labstep records the details of your procedures and resulting data in a clear experiment overview. Link the protocol you have followed, or select multiple protocols for your workflow. Include your rationale, notes and results to create a comprehensive record of your experiment.

All your experiments are organised in a chronological overview. Simply filter through your experiment entries or search for a comment, sample or protocol used. Use tags to organise your experiments into different projects.

Sample & inventory management

Labstep gives you an overview of your 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.

Instrument & software linking

Effortlessly integrate your data files: no more folder systems, no more USB roulette. Labstep seamlessly integrates your lab software systems and equipment to upload your results. Use our custom-built Folder Watcher system to automatically attach result files to your experiment from selected desktop folders, from both shared or personal computers. Our open API directly integrates and seamlessly transfers data between Labstep and your favourite analysis softwares.

How to pitch Labstep

Need some help convincing your colleagues? 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. This automatically creates a complete record of research activity, reducing researchers’ time and effort, aiding with process optimisation and increasing accuracy and reproducibility of scientific data.

Founded in 2013 and launched in 2015, Labstep has built a stable and robust platform that has been delivering a safe and reliable service to both academia and industry. 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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