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Electronic Lab Notebooks: Making Research More Efficient, Productive, and Cost Effective

Published: 09 March 2005

ID: G00183791

Analyst(s): Eric Karofsky, Shawn Fitzgerald


Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs) are helping researchers be more efficient while cutting costs--a major goal in research-intensive industries like Life Sciences. Most researchers are using hardcopy notebooks for documentation, but paper is not conducive to collaboration across a company, especially a global one. It's time to automate the process, and ELNs are here to help.

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