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Labfolder

Laboratory information management system

4.5/5 (8 reviews)

Labfolder overview

What is Labfolder?

labfolder is a cloud-based electronic lab notebook (ELN) designed to help scientists and research organizations document, manage, organize and share research data, streamlining laboratory processes. The centralized platform allows users to create or upload files in multiple formats including text, graphs, sketches, and more.

Key features of labfolder include team collaboration, data entry and retrieval, security control, and inventory management. It allows enterprises to add all business protocols or standard operating procedures on a unified platform and manage projects through collaboration via templates, messages, comments, user accounts, groups and different access permission levels. Plus, users can organize their entries with tags, filter data by author, project or date, and retrieve information/files stored in attachments.

labfolder lets scientists ensure the security of data through SSL encryption, daily backups, audit trails, digital signatures authentication and FDA as well as HIPAA compliance. It comes with an open application programming interface, which facilitates integration with all third-party solutions such as Mendeley, Figshare, Dropbox and more.
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Pricing

Starting from
$18/month
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Markets

United States, Germany

Supported languages

English, German, French
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Labfolder user reviews

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Anonymous

Intuitive and easy the system is to use

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-05-24
Review Source: Capterra

This is how Lab notebooks should be in 21st century! It helped our laboratory to track and record our notes and data in a modern and very efficient way.

Pros
I'd really like the fact that you can import and export data with this software. You can also save the template and save lots of time. It is very nice that you don't have to manually draw tables or shapes.

Cons
I cant think of a major disadvantages. For sure I would like more storage for free but I guess it's not really a disadvantage.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Markus K.

I tested several ELNs before selecting labfolder, which suited my needs the best.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-22
Review Source: Capterra

Helped me and my colleagues in the lab work together more efficiently. We sometimes also have researchers from other institutions working with us on different projects, which would be complicated without an online interface and the collaboration tools.

Pros
- Easy to manage experiment data, even in group projects - Free for small teams, affordable for larger groups - Protocol templates save me a lot of time! - Audit trail so I can review and restore any changes made - I can export all my notes as a xhtml

Cons
- The design is a bit boring (but functional) - Limited storage (3GB) in the free version - No Open source version

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Science notebook

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-10
Review Source: Capterra

Although it is convenient, it is not my cup of tea. I'll stick to pen and paper.

Pros
It allowed for ease of access when it came to sharing my lab notebook with other people in my lab. Always legible.

Cons
I prefer having a hardcopy notebook and this seem counterintuitive to be writing things down via pen and then typing up my notebook.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Anonymous

Really useful for lab meetings and 1-on-1 meetings with the boss

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The best part about this software is no more writing and drawing in a physical notebook! I can have this program open on the same computer I am collecting data with and just type in any notes if necessary. Also, I can take screenshots and add those to the page as well. For lab meeting, I can bring all of my notes, raw data, and analyzed graphs in the exact same place/screen for a huge time saving boost.

Cons
This is actually probably a good thing overall, but I hate it. It allows my boss to see my daily progress, as he can see what I upload to it and when. This kind of creates a bit of a micromanaging situation which I personally don't like.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jacques B.

Very satisfied. Labfolder helps me organize my research notes during my Phd studies

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-07-11
Review Source: Capterra

i have a better overview of all my experiments

Pros
I like the search functionality a lot. Save me a lot of time that I can just search for certain keywords and find a note I created about a particular experiment over a year ago.

Cons
As I sometimes use certain advanced excel functionalities, it would be useful to have full excel functionality embedded, rather than always having to import the files from Excel into the notebook.

Response from labfolder


Thanks for the nice review Jacques! We're very glad that you enjoy using labfolder.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Labfolder pricing

Starting from
$18/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
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Free for teams of less than 3 scientists
Standard pricing: $54 per user per month
Academia pricing: $18 per user per month

Labfolder features

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Activity Dashboard
Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Search/Filter
Third Party Integrations
Workflow Management

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