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What types of Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN) are available and what criteria do I use to decide which one to use?

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#1

Which notebook tools are most appropriate for writing down procedures, observations, conclusions and for drawing flowcharts?


#2

The HMS data management group has evaluated some of the tools currently available and created a comparison matrix.


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#3

Wow @raminder this is fantastic! Did you capture which of those solutions are open source, and how they are impemented? For example, if I wanted to bootstrap one with a Python backend, how would I find this information?


#4

I am aware eLabFTW (https://www.elabftw.net/) is open source notebook developed using PHP/MySQL. On https://datamanagement.hms.harvard.edu/electronic-lab-notebooks, If you click on the individual tools on the left, it shows all the features and classification but somehow there is no good search/summary available.


#5

Have you thought about either rendering the Google Sheet (with Sheets API) into a static interface so it’s easier to browser, or creating a Github repository (with Github Pages) to render the information? It’s very hard to browse in the Google Sheet, and probably there is a lot of good information to share!