The Lab Diary provides an intuitive interface to enter and describe experiments. The user assigns experiment to a project. Thus, the lab can follow how a project progresses. Additionally, the user adds analyses to each experiment. Such approach of adding analyses is useful for several reasons. For instance, complex experiments involving many analyses will have grouped results. This will facilitate interpretation of experiment. Or, if the analysis required optimisation, the diary will help to document steps in solving technical details.
Furthermore, the Lab Diary enables to track molecular and cellular tools used in experiments. This brings several advantages. First, the lab can easily compare performance of cellular or animal models in different experiments. Thus, the lab can easier detect a change in performance and look for a potential reason. Second, the lab accumulates knowledge and prevents unnecessary experiments. Consequently, the lab can speed up the research.
Most importantly, each member of research team keeps his/her own Lab Diary. Lab Diary author decides if and which results will be shared with the team. However, when the research is finalized, corresponding experiments become accessible to all team members. Furthermore, lab members can list and search experiments by several criteria. Therefore, finalized experiments provide a valuable knowledge base about performance of applied cells, organisms, clinical samples, reagents or chemicals.