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Electronic lab notebooks – coming soon

We are pleased to announce that after an extensive selection and evaluation process, the University of Oxford recently signed a contract with LabArchives to provide Oxford researchers with an electronic lab notebook system.

Electronic lab notebooks provide a digital alternative to the paper notebooks used by many scientists. An electronic system has many potential benefits, including increased searchability, easier collaboration, and the ability to access research records via any internet connection. LabArchives also offers secure storage for research data files.

The details of how the service will be run are currently being worked out, with the help of a group of early adopters. The aim is to roll the service out to the University as a whole by the end of June.

Further information is available on the Electronic Lab Notebook Project SharePoint page. If you would like to be kept informed of further developments, or have any queries, you can email


Meriel is an Academic Research Technology Specialist in the Research Support team at IT Services. Much of her work focuses on research data management.