Lab book of the future… but now!
Have you ever tried continuing research from a former colleague, using only their lab book? Or, tried finding a data point from the first year of your PhD? The traditional paper lab book is still the default tool for recording day-to-day research, but is incredibly inefficient. Data in your paper lab book is cannot be backed up and attaching a wide range of file types can be tricky (think printing off and glueing images). With a paper lab book, the ability to transfer knowledge is dependent on clear and structured writing. In addition to all this, it’s constructed out of a flammable substance... There must be a better alternative!
Frustration with current data recording methods is the source of inspiration for Labstep. A cloud-based, standardised and fully searchable audit trail of your research, that is free to use and accessible from any electronic device."