Case Study

Oliver Kraft

PhD student

What is your research area?

My research is focused on organic chemistry and the synthesis of bioactive compounds. They will be useful in cancer and Alzheimer’s disease treatment.

How does Labstep help your research?

Labstep helps me to rapidly create new protocols for my research. It is also very easy to use. I can find experimental data very quickly in my old documents. I once forgot my lab book in the lab – but not with Labstep. Everywhere I go, my documents, protocols and notes are with me. And every single week, Labstep gets better and better. With new features, it’s going to be the best lab book I have ever had. Simplicity has got a name – Labstep.

What reservations did you have using Labstep, if any?

In the beginning I was a little concerned about possibly losing all of my documents and how I would get them back. Another question was: how can I share my documents with someone who doesn't use Labstep? But so far, there has not been a problem with the data security or the loss of my documents. And the ability to export my documents, as pdf files for example, makes it possible for me to share my research documents with anyone I want.

If you had one 'Surviving Science' tip what would it be?

If your experiment doesn't work, don't be frustrated. With every single experiment you are closer to what does work. And then the successes and results will make you forget the failed experiments.

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