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  • Subject: [I2-NEWS] LabArchives, Internet2 Bring Electronic Lab Notebooks to Higher Ed
  • Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:46:26 +0000
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LabArchives Partners with Internet2 to Bring Electronic Laboratory Notebook Services to Higher Education Institutions


New NET+ service immediately available to Internet2 members


CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014 — LabArchives, the developers of the innovative web-based electronic laboratory notebook (ELN), announced today that they have entered into agreement to offer LabArchives ELN services to Internet2 higher education member universities. Both the Professional Edition and Classroom Edition are available to the member universities under unique site license service packages.


LabArchives offers two different ELN applications, the Professional Edition for scientific laboratory environments and the Classroom Edition for instructional lab courses:

Professional Edition: Principal Investigators can easily incorporate the ELN into their lab workflow to enable researchers to easily create, store, share and manage their research data all while controlling the intellectual property.    

  • Support research staff productivity and efficiency
  • Manage lab team progress remotely to provide timely feedback and catch mistakes earlier
  • Support funding agencies’ Data Stewardship and Data Management Plans requirements (i.e. NIH, NSF)
  • Enable 24/7 real-time feedback and collaboration
  • Securely protect lab’s Intellectual Property
  • Easy to set up. Simple to use.


Classroom Edition: Teachers can easily provide students a structured lab notebook accessible from any Windows, Mac, iPad or Android device via a familiar and intuitive user interface. Most importantly, teachers and their colleagues will appreciate the ability to view students' work at anytime, from anywhere, and provide quick, constructive feedback—with no need to carry home stacks of paper notebooks for the teachers or TAs to grade.

  • Enable 24/7 real-time feedback and collaboration
  • Discipline-agnostic tool
  • Detect students’ misconceptions and underperformance
  • Reduce overall costs and saves paper
  • Improve student success rates
  • Students prefer the electronic notebook to paper
  • Easy to set up. Simple to use.


Cornell University, the sponsoring institution, worked diligently with Internet2 and LabArchives to define and tailor the new service packages as a unique ELN Internet2 NET+ offering. Cornell University is in its second year as a site license partner of LabArchives for both the Professional and Classroom versions and has positively contributed to the continuing development of the application.  


“We chose LabArchives to meet the growing number of requests that we had received for a lab notebook software. It met all of our requirements, including security and usability requirements, at a reasonable price,” offered Barbara Friedman, interim director, Academic Technologies, Cornell University. “That is why we were proud to sponsor their service inclusion within the Internet2 NET+ program.”


“The NET+ LabArchives offering is another great example of a successful community-driven process created and implemented for the unique needs of higher education,” said Shel Waggener, senior vice president at Internet2.  “This research and teaching-focused solution will enable students, faculty, and researchers at Internet2 member institutions to realize far-reaching benefits of managing data, workflows and collaboration.”


"LabArchives is both thrilled and honored to be included among the select offerings within the Internet2 NET+ portfolio that have been chosen as proven solutions by and for leading institutions of higher education,” said Earl Beutler, president and CEO of LabArchives. “With LabArchives, institutions are ensuring that their laboratory research data is secure and that they have control of their intellectual property, which allows them to meet funding agencies’ requirements for a data management plan."


About LabArchives

LabArchives, LLC was founded by a team of experts in scientific computing and web-based development. It was established in 2009 to create an affordable and easy-to-use solution to the problem of laboratory organization and collaboration.  It is used by scientists on 6 continents (including two Nobel Laureate labs - Medicine 2011 & Chemistry 2012) to store, organize, share, and publish laboratory data, as well as by instructors in many leading high schools and universities around the globe.


About Internet2

Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions.


Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, in which the Internet2 Network Operations Center is powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 260 U.S. universities, 65 government agencies, 40 regional and state education networks, 85 leading corporations working with our community and 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.


Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.


Media contacts:
Angela Stark, Internet2, 202-803-8996 or

Jeremy Miller, LabArchives, 760-444-8563 or


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