Benchling Notebook is more than a digital version of paper.

Reduce time to data entry by 85% with the first cloud-based notebook built for modern life science.

The most user-friendly Notebook in the industry

  • Unprecedented adoption

    Built to be as usable as consumer software, Notebook increases user adoption by 90% when replacing legacy ELNs.

  • Improve productivity and data integrity

    Directly populate Notebook entries with results from instrument runs. Link that data to samples in your Registry.

  • Enable traceability and reproducibility

    By bidirectionally linking to other entries, samples, and other Benchling data, you can see the complete, interconnected history of any Notebook entry.

All-in-one productivity suite

  • Edit file attachments from within the Benchling interface
  • Build Excel-like tables within Notebook entries
  • Auto-populate your calendar with Notebook entries
  • Manage tasks through to-do lists
  • Drag-and-drop any file type into Benchling

Unified data capture across applications

  • Register entities and manage inventory directly from Notebook entries
  • Structured results capture within unstructured Notebook interface
  • Update samples with results data directly from Notebook entries
  • Automatically populate tables in entries with data from instrument runs

Entry standardization

  • Templated entries can be shared between team-members
  • Use data tables with pre-defined fields to standardize entries
  • Enforce review criteria that ensure completeness before entry can be approved
  • Tag and register entries to standardize categorization and streamline search

Entry compliance

  • Structure custom witnessing and review processes
  • Built for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
  • Audit trails record the review process step-by-step
  • Automatic version history without need for manual saving

Collaboration and cross-learning

  • Bidirectionally link to any other Benchling file within entries
  • @-mention other Benchling users to notify them of your entry
  • Co-author Notebook entries with any chosen collaborators 

“The Notebook is very convenient for all the scientists and associates in the lab, because the user interface is very easy. Uptake has been a lot better than past electronic notebooks.”

Christian Cobaugh
Director of Drug Discovery, Arcturus Therapeutics

Learn more about Notebook

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    Notebook Overview
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    Tips and Tricks for the Benchling Notebook
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    Notebook Tutorials
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    How to select a lab notebook for large molecule R&D
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