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LabArchives research notebooks can be used to organize and manage laboratory data safely and conveniently using multiple platforms and devices. Whether managing a research lab as a principal investigator or reviewing students’ lab work as an instructor, LabArchives can be used to ensure effective research data management plans and help improve student learning.



About This Service

Key Features

  • Store any types of data you chose - rich text data, tables, images sketches, as well as annotations of images.
  • Store and organize in an intuitive folder structure - then keep everything sorted the way you want.
  • Share and collaborate selected content with others, or keep it private - work, build, organize, share.
  • Assign, grade, monitor and communicate with your students - early detection of student misconceptions and under performance.
  • Provisioning for data compliance - supports funding agencies data management plans and requirements.
  • Provide continuity - notebooks from departed researchers and staff can be preserved.
  • Manage your lab environment - keep abreast of developments in your lab even while traveling.
  • Search and preserve research data - Maintain notebook integrity and reproducibility. Notebooks store every version of every file and are time-stamped to guard against misconduct

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Getting and Using This Service

How do I access this service?

How do I request this service?

Access to this service is automatically granted if you are a member of the group that has been assigned permission to use this service.

Who can use this service?

Students, Faculty, Staff, Researchers

Maximum Acceptable Data Class

Restricted - High risk, sensitive data – Disclosure may cause severe harm

Data Risk Classification

FERPA - Non-Directory Student Records
GLBA - Student Financial Information
HIPAA - Protected Health Information
NIST 800-171 - Controlled Unclassified Information
PCI DSS - Payment Card Information



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The University of Pittsburgh offers a cloud-based Electronic Research Notebook service–formerly referred to as Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN)–to all University students, faculty, researchers, and staff. LabArchives research notebooks can be used to organize and manage laboratory data safely and conveniently using multiple platforms and devices.


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