What you get:
- The Lab Diary’s intuitive interface makes it easy to enter and describe experiments. The user assigns an experiment to a project and so the lab can follow each project’s progress. The user also adds analyses to each experiment, which is useful for several reasons. Complex experiments involving many analyses will have grouped results, making interpretation of an experiment easier. Where analysis requires optimisation, the diary will help document the steps to solve technical details.
- The Lab Diary also makes it possible to track molecular and cellular tools used in experiments, bringing several advantages. For one, the lab can easily compare the performance of cellular or animal models in different experiments and so detect a change in performance and look for a potential reason. For another, the lab accumulates knowledge and unnecessary experiments are prevented, speeding up the lab’s research.
- Most importantly, each research team member keeps his/her own Lab Diary and decides which results will be shared with the team — but, when the research is finalised, corresponding experiments become accessible to all team members. Furthermore, lab members can list and search experiments by several criteria, so finalised experiments provide a valuable knowledge base about the performance of applied cells, organisms, clinical samples, reagents and chemicals.