Get the most out of your electronic lab notebook (ELN)

If you haven’t heard of them yet, electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) are free-to-use for anyone with an Oxford Single Sign-On (SSO), and are particularly useful for researchers from all disciplines.  

As well as keeping your valuable notes and data safe from spilled beverages and other potential hazards, ELNs are safe and secure place to store and share data including documents, images and audio files.  

Our ELN help pages have all the information you need to get started. 

ELN events for researchers: 23-26 November 2021

LabArchives provides this valuable service for Oxford and they want to hear from you too. Whether you are a current ELN user or cautiously sitting on the side lines reluctant to change old habits, this week of events is dedicated to improving the management of your data.

The week kicks off with Virtual User Group Event on 23 November (13:00 GMT) including a group of researchers and research support staff sharing their experiences on getting started and adapting LabArchives ELNs to their unique workflows. Who better to get advice from than actual researchers themselves? This is a great chance to hear directly from fellow users and ask questions during this interactive event. Here’s more information about the event and how to register your place.

You can also attend the LabArchives Research Edition Bootcamp to find out how you can organise your research, control access to your data, and get ‘notebook fit’ in one week!

Choose the sessions that interest you or attend them all for a comprehensive look at LabArchives Research Edition and how you can improve your research data management regimen. Other sessions are also available including LabArchives Inventory and LabArchives Scheduler. Here’s additional information about the boot camp and how to register

Don’t forget

You can explore ELN features, tips and tricks, and share experiences and good practice with other members of our Oxford ELN user community. This group was created to help you get the most from your ELN and is the best place to find answers to your questions. Here’s how to join this growing group.  

More information

If you are interested in using Oxford's ELN service for your research, join the user group today, or visit our ELN webpage for information on getting started. You can also email our Research Support team  if you have questions about this service.