How to select an ELN for biology R&D

This ebook provides tips and advice on how to assess the need for an ELN solution as well as how to evaluate ELN vendors.


Electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) have become an indispensable tool for life science R&D. Implementing an ELN-centric informatics solution is an integral part of ensuring that an R&D organization runs at full efficiency, but if the wrong ELN is adopted, it runs the risk of creating inefficiency through a lack of scientist adoption and insufficient integration with other systems.

Through our market research with heads of IT and research as well as various industry consultants, we have assembled this ebook to:

  • Provide an overview of the types of ELNs along with their various benefits

  • Outline the process for assessing the need for an electronic lab notebook as well as share industry best practices for vendor evaluation

  • Elaborate on success criteria to ensure ongoing ELN health

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