LabArchives

LabArchives electronic research notebook including inventory management and scheduling 

Description

The service provides a digital alternative to analogue or paper-based record keeping.   

LabArchives is not a replacement for capabilities provided by PURE or any other University online data management or repository service. 

Supported by the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) and Vice-Principal (Collections, Music and Digital Content), the University of St Andrews contracted with LabArchives in October 2021 for the provision of cloud-hosted electronic research notebooks. 

Where do I go for help?

LabArchives offers online training and support through webinars and by request.  Contact the IT Service Desk if the software is not working as expected.  

Service location

https://uk-mynotebook.labarchives.com/login

Service cost

Free

Are there limits to the service?

LabArchives can be used to:

  • share information and collaborate on activities between individuals and groups in and outwith the institution  
  • link notes to data sources, MSOffice files, code, and other electronic content
  • build and/or use templates and create  visualisations
  • capture workflow models reflecting/enforcing recognised standards and discipline-specific metadata  
  • schedule and monitor usage of resources
  • manage multiple inventories
  • teach research skills and techniques
  • improve record keeping practices and enable culture change
  • provide record governance through indelible timestamping and versioning  
  • integrate (through APIs) with other institutional services for data storage and reference

Expertise level required to use this service

No experience required. Simple to use with a similar user interface to Microsoft OneNote.