Electronic Laboratory Notebook is a software that can be used in place of a traditional paper lab notebook. They can be utilized to store notes, protocols, and any type of data. They can be particularly useful to search previously recorded data, share data with collaborators, or timestamp different versions. Some ELNs can also provide computational capabilities, and advanced functions to analyze data.
There are many ELNs currently available that come with a wide range of functions. Different fields of research may require different capabilities to store and analyze data. There are many ELNs to choose from. We briefly talk about the factors that one may want to consider while choosing an ELN.
Benefits of using an ELN:
What can we store in an ELN?
There can be many factors leading to selecting an ELN for your research.
Some of the general ones can be:
More resources describing these factors in detail: