We outline things you need to consider before investing in an electronic laboratory notebook.
Protect your data and IP
The IP that your researchers create is important for patent filing and regulatory submissions. Ensure it is captured and stored following the requirements of 21 CFR (11).
Select a system with modern interfaces that is simple and intuitive to use, to avoid hours of training.
Don’t over complicate the solution – focus on tools that help the synthetic chemists and biologists execute their work effectively.
As your organization grows, legacy knowledge becomes harder to articulate.
An electronic knowledge management system allows the organization to reduce repeated effort.
Cloud solutions are industry standard nowadays, simplifying your IT infrastructure and overhead significantly.
Small labs with a few users don’t need every system or piece of equipment to be connected.
Every organization has ambitions to expand and be successful. Choose a platform that can grow with your needs.
Use known standard to ensure your data is stored in a well-recognized format, making it easier to migrate if you need to in future.
Having a seamless integration to other applications reduces the burden of transcribing information.