Improved Functionality of eLABJournal Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)

Scientists spend most of their time in the lab working on experiments. Accordingly, it is not surprising that the Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) is the mostly used module of eLABJournal. Many of the feature requests we receive are related to further improving the functionality of the ELN module. Based on this feedback from our customers, we recently introduced some great additions to improve efficiency when using the ELN module of eLABJournal.

Improved ELN usability

By improving the usability of our ELN we can improve efficiency in the lab. To accomplish this, we introduced the following enhancements to make working within our ELN even more convenient:

  • Sections that are being edited are now highlighted and indicated in the experiment index tree.
  • Long experiment names are now displayed in a tooltip to immediately get information in the same window, which avoids having to go to a new tab or page to get that particular information.
  • Improved handling that guides you to any open section first before you start editing another section.

eLABJournal ELN edit section

Customizing ELN export

Flexible data export options are one of the most important features for labs when selecting an ELN. Therefore, improving the export options is one of our main development priorities to continue to support our customers. eLABJournal ELN already included options to export the full ELN to PDF or HTML and export in custom format using the Application program Interface (API). In addition, eLABJournal now also offers the creation of custom PDF reports in which only selected information is included. While exporting an experiment to PDF, the option to choose which sections to be included will now be presented. The ability to create custom reports in PDF format will allow our users to efficiently and quickly send reports to upline managers or PIs when requested.

eLABJournal ELN export

Continuous improvement of our developer tools

One of the features that differentiates eLABJournal from other ELN products, is the extensive developer tools that are available. By using the eLABJournal API and Software Development Kit (SDK), labs can develop their own plugins to extend the functionality of eLABJournal to meet their specific needs. We introduced new additions to our API and SDK, to serve our customers that require a full integration with their existing infrastructure.

For a full overview of our recent updates, please check our most recent released software updates.