Academia vs Enterprise

It is our mission to provide Labstep free for academics, supported by the Labstep Enterprise model. As a continuation of our mission, we are flexible in our pricing for starting companies.

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Free for academics - forever.

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Labstep for individual academics, academic labs, and classes. Also available to university departments and institutions.

All-inclusive flat fee.


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Ideal for fast-growing companies. Labstep Enterprise adds scale and process efficiency across your organisation.


Protocol repository

Inventory Management

Marketplace & Ordering

Unlimited Cloud Storage

Application Integrations
(R, Python, Chemdraw, Snapgene etc)

Sharing & Permissions
Projects & Teams

Custom Roles & Permission Policies

Off-platform Sharelinks

Professional Services & Support
Technical Support

Training & Implementation


Data Transfer & Import Services


On-Site Device Integration


Dedicated Account Manager


Compliance & Administration
Audit trail

Electronic Witnessing

Data Export Services

Single Sign-On (SSO)


Developer Platform
Open API

R & Python Integration

Why we are free for academia

Labstep was founded on the personal frustrations of the team. Maintaining a traditional paper lab book often resulted in lost results, wasted time and missed opportunities for collaboration. Poor design, expensive subscriptions and time-consuming installation of ELN alternatives only added to the workload.

Good research should not come at a cost. To have a real, positive impact for the academic community, we want our features to be freely available to all. No subscription fee. No hidden costs.

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