Answered By: Research Data Management ULS
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2016     Views: 28

An electronic lab notebook (ELN) is a digital version of a traditional hard-copy lab notebook that allows for increased functionality between researchers and their data by providing a consistent platform to manage research data through its life cycle.

ELNs offer several advantages to their hard-copy counterparts:
● curation and preservation of data
● collaborative management
● version-control
● file format support
● keyword searches integrated
● digital object identifier (DOI) for publishing
● encrypted and redundant storage
● geographic access controls.

University of Pittsburgh researchers within all disciplines will soon be able to register for an ELN account through Labarchives, an ELN provider contracted by the University. Contact Pitt's Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) for details.

Find out more at ULS Support for Research Data Management . You can view details about managing your data throughout the research lifecycle at Research Data Management @ Pitt.  Contact us to ask a question, set up a consultation, or learn more about available service.

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