We are trying sciNote, a promising new electronic lab notebook that was a Kickstarter Project in fall 2015. One of the coolest things about it is that it is open-source — and it is being actively developed. Maren spoke with the folks there about the future and they’re working on integrating with Office (so that you can edit files directly inside the platform) and on developing a real database for samples. We’d love to see the Chado schema for stocks and natural diversity integrated…
In the meantime, several labmembers are trying this out before we decide whether to switch entirely from paper!
Check out sciNote for yourself here (the 1Gb plan is free): sciNote Open source Electronic Lab Notebook
Note: Through their PIs program, by posting this link we are getting the upgraded storage (100Gb) for free.