Electronic Lab Notebooks, or ELNs, are being used more frequently by universities and in industry. An ELN can help you organize and share your data, and make preserving it easier.
Most ELNs now have date/time stamps which allow researcher compliance with US FDA 21 CFR Part 11. If your research might be patentable, your PI should discuss the use of ELNs with your institution's general counsel or research offices.
Selecting an ELN - Guide by University of Utah Libraries
LIMSwiki.org, the Laboratory, Health, and Science Informatics Encyclopedia- see http://www.limswiki.org/index.php?title=Electronic_laboratory_notebook for a discussion of features and a vendor list.
ChemInformer Blog- Chemistry Information from Rutgers Libraries http://cheminformer.blogs.rutgers.edu/2014/05/electronic-lab-notebooks-for-chemistry/
Research Notebooks Blog- from the University of Glasgow https://researchnotebooks.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/research-notebook-software-workshops-spring-2019/
ELN review in Chemistry World (Rutgers restricted or subscriber access only) http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/05/electronic-lab-notebook-review
Kwok, R. (2018). How to pick an electronic laboratory notebook. Nature 560, p. 269-270. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-05895-3 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05895-3
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