eLABJournal Software updates

Based on feedback from our customers, we continuously add new features and improve the functionality of the eLABJournal ELN. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let our customer care team know!

Version: 84

Password Policies for Groups

To improve security for customers not using SAML/AD/LDAP federated login, the group administrator can now enforce a password policy for all users in the group. In addition the existing option to enforce two-step verification for users in the group, the password policy allows group administrators to enforce a minimal password length as well as the use uppercase, numeric or special characters.

The option is now available for group administrators under the Group Policies.

eLABJournal ELN Password Policy


More security controls for System Admins

For system administrators in eLABJournal Private Cloud or On-Premises installations, several security features are now available to control security on system level. In addition to enforcing system-wide password policies, several security features can be activated including: automatic session expiry and logout and account inactivation after incorrect logins

System admins can change these settings in the System Settings of the System Admin Panel.



Other Features and Improvements

  • Feature: The section restore is now also available for sample, file, image and drawing sections.
  • Feature: Server logs are now available in the System Admin Panel.
  • Improvement: Sorting on custom fields in the Sample List is now supported.
  • Improvement: The Group Member list can be sorted by User Role and status.
  • Improvement: Users that create or edit a project are automatically added as a collaborator when the collaboration is set to Specify user to collaborate within this project.
  • Improvement: MarvinJS was updated to the latest version.
  • Improvement: Improved the permission log after deletion of a user role.
  • Improvement: The template for label DYMO11353 is now available as a template.
  • Improvement: User filter in the Sample List is now remembered.

Version: 83

Control over Project Group Management

To provide more control over the user of Project Groups, the ability to add or update project groups is no longer linked to project permissions, but there are now separatepermissions to View, Add, Update and Delete Project Groups. Furthermore, Project Groups Administrators can be assigned to Project Groups. Only users assigned as a Project Group Administrator can update, manage users or archive Project Groups.

When created a Project group the creator is automatically assigned as the administrator but also additional administrators can be assigned that can control project groups.



Other Features and Improvements

  • Feature: Two-step verification can be enforced on System or Organisation Level.
  • Improvement: Several improvements for the Mendeley Reference Manager add-on including, the option to add references in protocols, storing of DOI link, and the new Mendeley authentication.
  • Improvement: External barcodes for compartments are included in search.
  • Improvement: Additions to the API and SDK.

Version: 82

  • Feature: Reporting of equipment use has been added.
  • Feature: New additions to the eLAB SDK to support several new plugins.
  • Improvement: Rebuild of DYMO Print label integration to improve performance and resolve various issues.
  • Improvement: Equipment status update is logged in the equipment log.

Version: 81

  • Feature: Equipment status can be set to unavailable.
  • Feature: Project Export is now supported for dedicated installations.
  • Improvement: Rebuild AD FS authentication to a generic SAML authentication supporting OKTA and SimpleSAML.
  • Improvement: Various improvements for the Equipment list including sorting handles, quick filters and search.
  • Improvement: SURFconext authentication now uses new metadata.
  • Improvement: Various new API calls.

Version: 80

  • Feature: Mathematical formula annotation is supported in ELN text sections and protocol sections.
  • Feature: Protocol sections are now locked when edited by a different user.
  • Feature: Contents of files linked in the ELN file section are now made searchable.
  • Improvement: SDK plugins support version numbers.
  • Improvement: Release of documentation V2.4.
  • Improvement: Added new API calls and solved in various issues in existing API calls.
  • Improvement: Added nanogram per microliter as concentration unit for protocol variables.
  • Improvement: Share public profile is now also removed to comply with GDPR.
  • Improvement: Several improvements in the eLAB SDK.
  • Improvement: Active Group is now automatically set when System Admin or Organisation Admin creates an account

Version: 79

  • Feature: Viewing of PDF files is supported in the ELN file section.
  • Feature: ELN image editor supports re-editing of elements.
  • Improvement: SDK is also accessible for development of plugins in the System Admin Panel.
  • Improvement: Page numbering in the Experiment List has been improved to support navigation when more than 1000 experiments are listed.
  • Improvement: The file name is truncated for files with a very long name in the ELN file section.
  • Improvement: Groups are sorted alphabetically when adding a user to a group in the System Admin or Organisation Admin Panel.
  • Improvement: Change log is available for end-users.
  • Improvement: Added indication that system messages can only contain up to 255 characters.
  • Improvement: Several security enhancement to counteract potential cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.
  • Improvement: new API call for sample expiration date.

Version: 78

  • Feature: New setting for compartments that enables the adding of sample series and the cloning, moving and importing of samples from top to bottom in a box.
  • Feature: ELN sample section supports new feature to display columns with custom sample information and default sample actions such as moving and archiving of samples.
  • Improvement: Improved Sample Type field validation options for text, numeric and file attachment custom fields.
  • Improvement: Paging has been added to the notification inbox.
  • Improvement: Documentation has been updated to version 2.3
  • Improvement: API now supports finding samples based on sample parent and its derived samples.
  • Various other minor fixes and improvements.

Version: 77

  • Feature: Image versions in the ELN, including the original version, are now available for download in the image history.
  • Improvement: Downloading of images in ELN is now default to the latest version.
  • Improvement: GET calls in the API now support more parameters.
  • Various other minor fixes and improvements.

Version: 76

  • Feature: Users can now choose which sections are included in an experiment PDF export.
  • Feature: A change log of permissions is now available for each group in the Group Permissions.
  • Feature: New API calls for retrieving samples and storage layers by its barcode.
  • Feature: New API call for bulk adding and updating sample specification (meta) fields.
  • Improvement: Page size in Sample List, Advanced Search and Sample Archive can be increased up to 200 samples.
  • Improvement: New version of eLABHybrid, including more efficient handling of very large files and improved error messaging.
  • Improvement: Addition and removal of collaborators in study or project is now recorded properly in the experiment log.
  • Improvement: eLAB installations in the US cloud now include translations for US English.
  • Improvement: Correct validation of measurement units in the sample quantity API calls.

Version: 75.2

  • Feature: Support for the upcoming experiment section editor in the mobile apps.

Version: 75.1

  • Feature: Batch import of samples into multiple locations is now supported.
  • Improvement: Number of samples that can be imported at once is increased to 200 in the sample batch import.

Version: 75

  • Feature: Equipment with planner is now available in eLABInventory.
  • Feature: Experiments and sections with a long title are now displayed in a tooltip in the ELN index tree.
  • Feature: Open sections in the ELN are marked in edit mode in the ELN index tree.
  • Feature: Option “Bulk Edit” for samples in the Sample Series List is now available
  • Feature: Sample export now includes the external barcode when linked to a sample.
  • Improvement: Handling when editing an ELN section in case another section is still open.
  • Improvement: Confirmation when deleting a sample type now includes the name of the sample type.
  • Improvement: External barcode linked to a sample is now included in the search index.
  • Improvement: Several technical improvements for the Office Online Server integration.

Version: 74

  • Improvement: Printing DYMO labels with two sample specification fields is now supported.
  • Improvement: Harmonized the storage of references to images linked in the ELN.
  • Improvement: Icons of reserved compartments have been updated to high resolution images.
  • Improvement: Several technical improvements for the Office Online Server integration.