[open-science] eCAT: Online Electronic Lab Notebook For Scientific Research

Stuart Macdonald stuart.macdonald at ed.ac.uk
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eCAT: Online Electronic Lab Notebook For Scientific Research 

Nigel H Goddard , Rory Macneil and Jonathan Ritchie / Automated
Experimentation 2009 /  1:4  / doi:10.1186/1759-4499-1-4 /  Published:
29 October 2009 

eCAT is an electronic lab notebook (ELN) developed by Axiope Limited. It
is the first online ELN, the first ELN to be developed in close
collaboration with lab scientists, and the first ELN to be targeted at
researchers in non-commercial institutions. [snip]


[snip] More than 100 individuals and groups worldwide then participated
in the beta testing between September 2008 and June 2009. The generally
positive response is reflected in the following quote about how one lab
is making use of eCAT: "Everyone uses it as an electronic notebook, so
they can compile the diverse collections of data that we generate as
biologists, such as images and spreadsheets. We use to it to take
minutes of meetings. We also use it to manage our common stocks of
antibodies, plasmids and so on. Finally, perhaps the most important
feature for us is the ability to link records, reagents and


By developing eCAT in close collaboration with lab scientists, Axiope
has come up with a practical and easy to use product that meets the need
of scientists to manage, store and share data online. eCAT is already
being perceived as a product that labs can continue to use as their data
management and sharing grows in scale and complexity. 

The complete article is [now] available as a provisional PDF / The fully
formatted PDF and HTML versions are in production [10-29-09]

Links To The Full (Provisional) Abstract And The Full (Provisional)
Article Available From:  http://tinyurl.com/yjo9bco  


Stuart Macdonald
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