Electronic Lab Notebook

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) provides an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) service for all ISMMS researchers through our enterprise license agreement with LabArchives.

LabArchives’s ELNs are secure, cloud-based software designed to replace paper notebooks and to help improve designing and documenting experiments. LabArchives was selected as the provider after an extensive vetting process and receiving encouraging feedback from ISMMS early adopters.

The service enables researchers to better track progress, streamline lab logistics, share data and results, and report their findings. All files, images, attachments, and other forms of data entered into your ELN is immediately backed up and protected in an encrypted format via the cloud network. The ELNs are also designed to meet the data management requirements of various funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Electronic Lab Notebook service is sponsored by the Dean's Office Research Resources Program in partnership with ConduITS, the Institutes for Translational Sciences at Mount Sinai under the prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), Supported by grant UL1TR004419 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

How to Sign-In and Use LabArchives’ ELN

All ISMMS researchers can use LabArchives’s ELNs. To sign-on, please visit https://shib.labarchives.com/select_institution and select Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from the drop-down list. Once you’ve reached the sign-on page, fill in the requested credentials.

Setting ELN-Use Policies for your Research Group

As an institutional policy, ownership of all research data belong to ISMMS. Thus, ELNs created using an ISMMS network ID should belong to a Principal Investigator (PI).

Two options for ELN Set up are available:

Option 1: PIs can create ELNs (owner) and assign others as users (Preferred - Best Practice).

Option 2: Lab members can create ELNs and transfer ownership to the PI within 24-72 hours.

Visit the LabArchives website to access information on ELN user roles and privileges and on ownership transfer.

Resources and Contact Information

If you have trouble setting up an account or have technical issues using any features, please call LabArchives at (800) 653-5016 or email support@labarchives.com.

For education and training, weekly webinars hosted by LabArchives are available. To register for these webinars, please visit LabArchives website. You may also visit the LabArchives YouTube page to watch short video tutorials to learn valuable researching techniques.

For internal questions, please contact Shekhar Patil, PhD, who will act as the ISMMS ELN Administrator.