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Free ERN Options
Benchling is a free research platform with tools for note-taking, molecular biology, and sample tracking.
Another notebook style application being used as a generic ERN platform.
Project Jupyter exists to develop open-source software, open-standards, and services for computing across dozens of programming languages.
Subscription/Freemium based ERNs
Rspace fits scientific workflows, works with tools you already use, and connects documents.
Labfolder is an electronic research notebook that enables researchers to record findings and create, find, share, discuss & validate research data as a team.
LabArchives is a cloud-based Electronic Research Notebook (ERN) enabling researchers to easily create, store, share and manage their research data. LabArchives also provides a flexible, extensible platform that can be easily customized to match your lab's workflow
Labguru ERN is a secure, web-based platform to record and manage your laboratory data in one place. Scientists can design experiments and workflows with the ERN, capture structured and unstructured data, manage projects, and share their work from one user interface.
Field specific ERNs
ChemInnovation Software, Inc provides software for chemistry graphics, molecular modeling, chemical nomenclature, and chemical and biological information management.
Quattro Research LJ
quattro/LJ is an ERN solution designed for multiple scientific disciplines within research and development.
BIOVIA Notebook is an ERN platform providing intellectual property protection and collaboration on-premises or cloud.
Chemotion is a web-based application available as an Open Source software.
LABTrack offers a data management software designed for scientists and engineers requiring only a web browser to access.
Tips about Choosing ERN
Start with a free ERN before purchasing
Ask one person to pilot ERN
Open source notebooks are easier to customize
It may take a few pilots to find the right platform
Ask the Chemical Information Librarian for help!
When determining what type of ERN platform to adopt it can be helpful to think about the following criteria:
Browsers, operating systems & file types
Instrument integration and open APIs
Free Version (Yes or No)