Tired of that shared excel file for your antibodies or plasmids ?
Want to be able to search in your past experiments as easily as you'd do it on google ?
Want an electronic lab notebook that lets you timestamp legally your experiments ?
Then you are at the right place !
eLabFTW is an electronic lab notebook manager for research teams. It also features a database where you can store any kind of objects (think antibodies, plasmids, cell lines, boxes, etc…) It is accessed via the browser by the users. Several research teams can be hosted on the same install, so eLabFTW can be installed at the institute level and host everyone at the same place (this is what is done at Institut Curie and in several other research centers across the globe).
eLabFTW is designed to be installed on a server, and people from the team would just log into it from their browser.
Don't have a server ? That's okay, you can use an old computer with 1 Go of RAM and an old CPU, it's more than enough. Just install a recent GNU/Linux distribution on it and plug it to the intranet.
eLabFTW can easily be installed on any GNU/Linux server. It requires 512 Mo of RAM (1 Go recommended) and 300 Mo of disk space minimum. It is installed with Docker, so you will also need to have Docker installed. Because it runs in a Docker container, you don't need to care about versions or extensions, it comes with everything that it needs.
The documentation explains everything:
eLabFTW is a collaborative project. See the contributing page.
Please open a GitHub issue if you have a problem, want to make a suggestion, ask a question or discuss a feature.
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This project is sponsored by Institut Curie.
Thank you for using eLabFTW, I hope it will bring happiness in your lab ;)