Stories From Laboratories

 

“The importance of using an electronic lab notebook like SciNote cannot be overstated.”

– Jonathan Fadok, PI, The Fadok Lab, Tulane University USA –

User Stories 

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What are labs saying about SciNote, our customer support and the experience of using this software?

 

Tessa Grabinski, Laboratory Manager, Kanaan Lab, Michigan State University

 

SciNote is an easy-to-use electronic notebook that allows us to store protocols and experimental data where all employees in our lab can easily access it. It has become an easy way for our lab to assess each others’ work while holding each employee accountable for their time.

Our lab made the decision over a year ago to switch to an electronic notebook not only for the purpose of saving trees, but also to aid in searching through several different projects with a simple search feature as opposed to flipping through old notebook pages.  This has saved an enormous amount of time.

One of the key features of SciNote that peaked our interest when looking at electronic notebooks was the fact that several users could be assigned to the same project.  In a lab where several technicians work on the same main project, the ability to assign tasks and have them add protocols and data to the same project is a necessity for keeping track of the experiment’s progress.”

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“SciNote is now part of our initial welcome and training package for all employees who join our lab and has become an integral part of our daily research paradigm. We will continue to use SciNote as long as it is available and look forward to using new features as they are developed and introduced. “

 

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“We were impressed with the security and features of the SciNote system. Everyone we spoke to at SciNote was able to clearly answer our questions and understand our concerns.”

–  Stephanie Wallace, Scientific Officer, MicroMatrices Ltd, UK –

 

 

 

 

 

“With SciNote I save time on various tasks throughout the day and when all of it sums up I can go home earlier or invest that time in my priorities.

– David Frommholz, startup co-owner at DALEX Biotech and lab manager at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany –

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“SciNote offered an affordable option that allowed us to capture and share data while providing the scientists a large amount of freedom in personal style. I would recommend SciNote to other scientists whose workflow is sample driven – it does better than its competitors in capturing the sample information from inception to transition to development.”

– Samuel Munroe, IT Manager, Elstar Therapeutics Inc., USA –

 

Jonathan Fadok, assistant professor and principle investigator, The Fadok Lab, Tulane University, USA

 

SciNote is a critical part of my laboratory’s infrastructure. We use it to organize and standardize our protocols and experimental approaches.

Because we can link reagents and other samples to each experiment, we can keep track of which samples are working or not. The fact that everything is fully searchable is also a great timesaver.

The importance of using an electronic lab notebook like SciNote cannot be overstated. As a neuroscientist, I am aware that the field is currently facing a reproducibility crisis. Additionally, large funding bodies like the National Institutes of Health require indices of rigor and data management. SciNote makes it easier to address these issues because everything from the approach to the end result is all in one place.

When I began the process of starting my own lab, I knew I wanted to implement an ELN. After years of using paper notebooks, I was ready to transition to something that is more transparent, consistent, and easy to manage. I also wanted a system in which it would be easy to find the right information quickly. After sampling several ELNs, I found SciNote. I immediately found it flexible and intuitive.

The work conducted in my laboratory spans from molecular biology to systems neuroscience. SciNote can easily accommodate all the types of experiments we perform because it is so flexible. Implementing SciNote was a piece of cake. Everyone in my lab is required to use it for everything they do and no one has complained about finding it hard to learn or use.”

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“Overall, I am extremely happy with SciNote. It saves us time and resources and by reinforcing rigor and reproducibility in our research, I can be certain that we are compliant with the requirements of modern science.”

 
“I have found SciNote to be my top choice among the ELNs. I particularly like the workflows in the experiments and the integration with Microsoft Office. The workflows also help in my teaching of novice scientists. SciNote has set a new standard for the future of data management in the field of medical science.”

– A. Sougiannis, NIH predoctoral fellow at University of South Carolina School of Medicine, USA –

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Ingenza Ltd, Roslin Innovation Centre, UK

 

With the help of the SciNote implementation specialists, we set up our own trial team, trained them and put the software to the test using relevant examples from our varied projects and departments. We found this trial to be crucial to the success of our transition, since it allowed us to pick and choose which features of the software worked best for us and to define a company-wide method for recording data. SciNote then trained all our staff, and we gradually transitioned every project to ELNs.”

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