I remember coming across a quote some years ago along the lines of “A couple of days in the laboratory can save a couple of hours in the library”. There was a time when this sentiment typified the attitude of scientists; I’m here to do science, not dig around in the archives. Those days are [...]
Some 10 to 15 years ago, there was a good deal of confusion about Electronic Lab Notebooks. When IQPC kicked off their series of annual ELN conferences in 2002, the questions were all about what is an ELN, how did they work, could they really replace the traditional paper lab notebook and would they stand [...]
The commercial ELN industry is well into its second decade, and although the market penetration is still relatively low, a number of organisations , mainly in the Life Sciences sector, are leading the way in replacing paper lab notebooks with ELNs. There are plenty of case studies that justify the transition and which report quantitative [...]
Management buy-in and user acceptance are two factors regularly identified as critical to the successful outcome of a project. It’s been encouraging to observe, over recent years, that most case studies presented on the deployment of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) that these are two factors that are given more and more consideration in project planning. [...]
Headaches about upgrading your software? Considerations for software expansions and upgrades. Before you decide to rock the boat, several key decision-making steps can help to ensure a smooth and successful upgrade. The last thing to do is to start is a project to change a working enterprise application environment…. Are you ready to sail?