The ultimate LIMS
for modern lab management

Labstep LIMS streamlines your lab group organisation and takes the pain out of lab logistics.

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Plan experiments

Share protocols

View collective progress

How we are different

Looking for detailed insight into project progress while managing the logistics of your lab group? Whether you're working in academia, biotech or pharma, Labstep LIMS is the ideal lab software for group leaders and lab managers.

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  • Free for academia, forever
  • Unlimited data storage
  • Real-time data collection
  • Cloud-based, mobile-optimised web app
  • Personal customer support

Traditional lab softwares

  • Typically costs ~ £2000 per user, per year
  • Data storage at extra cost
  • Upload data retrospectively
  • Clunky desktop software
  • No customer support

Cloud-based and mobile-optimised

Labstep is a progressive web app for the lab, meaning unlike other lab management platforms, you don’t need to download any software. Simply find us in your browser, where our platform automatically adjust to any screen size you might be using.
With our cloud-based and mobile-optimised LIMS, your data is synchronised and accessible across all devices, anytime, anywhere.

Track your progress

Keep a detailed record of your group's activities in your lab group audit trail. Plan your projects by selecting protocols, resources and detailing hypotheses.
For every experiment you have completed, the specific methods, deviations, resources and results are detailed in a time-stamped and searchable overview. Here, you can organise your experimentation with unique tags and share your progress with colleagues.

Optimise your methods

Easily design new protocols or copy-paste in existing methods with the Labstep protocol builder.
Import tables, attach files and images, or implement practical timers for any time-sensitive elements of your experimentation. Descriptive text is seamlessly arranged into step-by-step methodology with our smart step-recognition tool and reflected in the real-time experiment runner.

Data collection anytime, anywhere

Whether you’re working at the bench, in the field or in the office - you can run your experiments from our mobile-optimised web app anytime, anywhere.
Collect data as you go by filling in tables, running timers or attaching images and videos directly from your camera. Protocol deviations and observations are automatically saved to record your exact process.

Your digital lab manager

Whether you're looking to track your research projects or establish efficient lab inventory management, Labstep LIMS is optimised to take the pain out of lab logistics and streamline your lab management. Sign up now for free or get in touch with us for more information.

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Software & device integration

Connect your network enabled equipment, smart devices and lab software with the open Labstep API. Save yourself time and effort by automatically integrating your data output into your experiments on Labstep and avoid the fuss of servers, hard drives or USB sticks.
Follow our simple API documentation or get in touch with us to set-up your own integration today.

Remote collaboration

Collaboration in Labstep is ideal for lab groups and projects with remote collaboration. Seamlessly share your methods, resources and experimental outcomes with your colleagues and collaborators across the world.
Track individual contribution to research projects in your collective project overview. Customise your access and permission rights to fit your specific needs.

Smart lab inventory management

Labstep allows efficient lab inventory management, keeping track of what is used exactly when in your experimentation.
Build a comprehensive list of your resources or browse the catalogues of trusted industry suppliers such as Thermo Fisher, Sigma-Aldrich, NEB or Qiagen.
Quickly recall information on tagged resources in your protocols or simply swap a resource out for another while you’re running your experiment in real-time.

Safety and security

Whether your project holds sensitive or competitive information, your data security is of the utmost importance to us.
All data on Labstep is encrypted and we use industry-leading security practices to ensure the data in your digital lab book is completely private, safe and secure.
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