Labfolder offers users two Apps for data validation, Sign & Witness and Signature Workflows:

  • The free Sign & Witness App allows you to sign and request 1 more witness.
  • Signature Workflows, however, is a paid upgrade designed to create complex validation workflows, including multiple witnesses and the option to comment on approval or rejection actions.


Request a witness via Sign & Witness

  1. Activation of the in-ELN app Sign and Witness is a prerequisite for this process.
  2. To request a witness for an entry, the author must sign the entry first.

  1. If you are about to sign the entry
  1. After clicking SIGN to confirm, a pop-up will appear to inform that you have successfully signed the entry.
  2. Click on witness this entry within the message.

  1. If you have already signed the entry:
  1. Open the entry and click on the gearwheel at its top right corner.
  2. Select Send to witness.

  1. Click on the cell in the pop-up window and choose one person from the dropdown list. The witness must have the in-ELN app Sign and Witness activated in order to be notified of the witness request.



Request a witness via Signature Workflows

  1. Signature Workflows needs to be activated for your entire group.
  2. To request a witness for an entry, the author or entitled user must sign the entry first.

  1. If you are about to sign the entry:
    1. After clicking Sign to confirm your signature, a pop-up will appear.
    2. Choose who should be the witness for the selected entry from the available options.
    3. Press send to inform the witness about the request.

  1. If you have already signed the entry:
    1. Open the entry and click on the three-dots in the top right corner.
    2. Select Send to review.

    1. Choose who should be the witness for the selected entry from the available options.
    2. Press SEND to inform the witness about the request.