A quick start to your Labfolder journey

Modified on Fri, 06 Jan 2023 at 02:12 PM

Labfolder is our Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) which strives to provide researchers with an efficient way to record findings and improve their workflows. In this series of video tutorials, you will get a comprehensive overview of how to use Labfolder as an ELN tool. If you have any questions about Labfolder, feel welcome to contact our support team.

Ready to begin the journey of optimizing your data, improving collaboration, effortlessly complying with laboratory standards, and generally making life in the lab easier? Then let's get started.

Start with your Labfolder account

Welcome! This is a fresh new start to your Labfolder journey. In this video tutorial, you will learn how to customize your Labfolder account, change your profile and general setting and use built-in apps.

Set up and manage a Labfolder group

A Labfolder group is a separate entity where information can be shared among all group members. In this video, you will learn how to set up and manage Labfolder groups and sub-groups. This video is also specifically interesting for group administrators. Please note that for the free version not all functions are available. For more information please check out our full feature list

Set up your projects in Labfolder

While the notebook page allows you to manage your entries, the project page is a repository of group project folders and projects. In this video, you will learn how to set up and manage your project folders and share projects with other team members. If you want to define content share settings you need to be a Labfolder advanced version user.

Create a Labfolder entry

A project consists of individual entries that contain the actual experimental data. We made this video to show you how to create an entry, add entry elements such as texts and sketches, reorganize your entry interface, and sign an entry with a digital signature.

Create protocols and templates

Protocols and templates appear every day in laboratory life. In these two video tutorials, you will learn how to set up and organize your templates in Labfolder, and how to share them with your colleagues.

Set up your templates in Labfolder

In this video, you will learn how to access and organize the templates in Labfolder, as well as create templates from a Labfolder entry. 

Dive deeper into templates creation and usage 

In the video above, you already got a first impression of how to start setting up templates and accessing them. In this video, we are going to show you how to create and edit templates, from which you will have a chance to get familiar with different elements that can be used for template creation. Besides, you will also see how to use templates for your ongoing projects. 

Retrieve data in Labfolder

The Labfolder entry header saves experimental metadata like entry titles, timestamps and tags, which makes it easy for you to find your data. You can learn from this video how to efficiently use the notebook filter function and advanced search.

Inventory management

All laboratories have different sorts of inventory lists. Labregister is the place for all your materials and devices as it offers you the flexibility to organize and manage all your lab inventories the way you choose. You can easily access Labregister through the Labfolder platform. In this video, you will learn how to create and edit inventory lists, import and export them, manage categories and link inventory items to your Labfolder's entries and templates.

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