Many labs today are facing the dilemma between a cloud server and a dedicated private server to store the valuable research data. In this article, we gathered useful thoughts and facts to calm your concerns.
Science blog for labs who want to go digital
Last week, sciNote was one of the exhibitors the Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. HIMSS is known to be the place where once a year all the bright minds from the world of IT and Healthcare come together, observe the trends and talk business.
Have you ever had to prepare the full set of documentation for the FDA or similar inspections? How many grant proposals could you have written in that time? How can an electronic lab notebook help?
One thing no one likes to face is opening the closets. Not necessarily the physical closets, even though there are quite a few of them packed with document folders in every lab as well. There are loads of files that have to be kept in a physical and/or digital format to meet the recordkeeping requirements. Data that is never used and questionably organized.
Technology adoption should start early in the education process. The use of electronic lab notebooks for managing data, organizing work, writing reports and better collaboration can easily begin in high school and continue all the way through university and further career. Science is going digital, just like all other aspects of our lives and young generations will need to learn how to cope with growing amounts of digital data.
Which are the main advantages of Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs)? Is your research data safe in the cloud? When is the Internet of Things coming to the laboratories? If you would like to get answers to these questions, we recommend you to listen to the ELNs under the Spotlight Webinar with Klemen Zupancic, PhD, CEO sciNote LLC and Jana Erjavec, PhD, Product Manager sciNote LLC.
Today, we are having a brain-teasing discussion with Klemen Zupancic, CEO sciNote LLC, PhD Biomedicine.
We live in the age of artificial intelligence, internet of things, machine learning and exponential rise of new technologies. Today’s software could generate our photos from our genetic code, determine our age, sex and height from our voice, recognize the syndromes from our portraits, enable us to feel through bionic limbs, walk through the virtual reality labs and much more… while at the same time, we still write our notes on paper.
sciNote encourages scientific ingenuity, exploration and new ideas, which is why we were excited to support iGEM 2016, the premiere student team competition in Synthetic Biology. At iGEM we met the team focused on the issues we are also passionate about, the big data challenge and the potential of using DNA for data storage.
If you are working in the lab you would probably relate to the fact that new ideas and especially ideas about the use of new digital solutions in the lab can be a bit of an obstacle to be accepted by the rest of the team and the PI.
Today, we are having a conversation with Jana Erjavec, PhD about handling the situations when your ideas get stuck.
We are inviting you to join a webinar Electronic Lab Notebooks Under the Spotlight where sciNote’s CEO Klemen Zupancic will dedicate special attention to answer your questions about electronic lab notebooks (ELNs).
Let’s plant the digital forest!
What is this all about?
There is an ongoing debate about whether saving paper has anything to do with saving trees and whether the rise of digital technology is better or worse for the environment.
In this article we will tackle major concerns regarding the use of digital, cloud-based, online lab notebooks and similar software solutions.
Check out the SlideShare presentation about the most important electronic lab notebook features you would want to check before making a final decision.
sciNote team has set off on a tour. Since we are researchers by heart, we always like to follow the latest trends in science and speak to fellow researchers across the globe about how they perceive laboratory digitization. Here we answer 10 most frequently asked questions about electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) and sciNote.
Managing and Saving Scientific Data: Going from Paper to Electronic Lab Notebooks and to DNA Storage
Science plays a big role in generating an ever increasing amounts of data. We are able to produce the “big data” with a single experiment. IDC reports that from 2005 to 2020, the so called digital universe will grow by a factor of 300, from 130 exabytes to 40,000 exabytes, or 40 trillion gigabytes, which is more than 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman, and child by 2020.
Before we enter the age of fully automated labs where all devices are connected and compatible, there are several hurdles to overcome. Switching to an Electronic Lab Notebook often opens up questions about saving data on the cloud.
5 steps that matter most when choosing an electronic lab notebook
There is always a lag phase when new technology enters our lives. There is always the concern about its influence on our routine and whether we can rely upon it. Soon enough though, these concerns become obsolete. For example, we trustingly rely on meeting reminders on our phones and digital calendars without even thinking about it.
If you are thinking about switching to an electronic lab notebook we recommend you to make a list of the most important features for you, your team and your lab. Below are a couple of suggestions to help you get started.
Meet Dr. Susanne Hollmann, a CEO of SB ScienceManagement and a scientific manager at University of Potsdam.