Electronic Lab Notebook

Streamline and digitize research efforts to accelerate product collaboration and innovation

Contact us

Up to 85% of research is wasted due to lacking data standards and lab data mismanagement[1]


Scientist wearing goggles in lab at desk with iPad, computer and microscope

The faster Life Sciences organizations bring products to market, the faster the world benefits from their innovations. But, during critical discovery and research phases, manual data recording and search processes and limited data integrations slow progress and drive up costs.

Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) solutions digitize lab operations to better capture, manage and utilize laboratory data, resulting in enhanced research, improved collaboration and shortened development timelines.

Key benefits

Impact business and achieve better results.

  • Improve research efficiency

    Centralize and standardize research and development data to move products to market faster.

  • Boost data integrity

    Digitize labs to ensure the authenticity and confidentiality of electronic records, samples and results and create trusted research and experiment processes.

  • Reduce research expenditure

    Streamline workflows to reduce manual data collection, queries and error risk throughout the R&D lifecycle and eliminate development delay costs.

  • Ensure compliance

    Regulate information management to transform lab records and processes into digital assets. Improve data visibility and reporting to meet GxP compliance guidelines.

  • Boost scientific collaboration

    Improve data sharing and visibility to promote coordination across R&D sites and departments.

  • Broaden data utilization

    Efficiently manage data throughout the R&D lifecycle to improve data consistency and reduce experiment duplication.

Business impacts

  • Data collection and management

    Life Sciences organizations need to quickly get products to market. Research data is often captured manually, which is time-consuming, error-prone and difficult to manage. Automate data capture and management.

  • Experimental records

    To corroborate experiments, laboratories need consistent, easy-to-view data. Paper-based lab notebooks and various, antiquated systems make it hard to gain a complete view of experimental records. Centralize data for a single source of truth.

  • Maintaining timelines

    Researchers must work quickly to keep pace with development timelines. Manual data capturing and indexing is prone to error, increases the risk of rework and duplicates efforts and resources. Digitize lab data for faster decision-making.

  • Collaboration

    Researchers rely on collaboration to ensure research integrity. Paper-based lab records and disparate systems hinder data analysis and create knowledge gaps. Digitize and integrate lab data for secure experiment sharing.

  • Compliance

    Life Sciences organizations must comply with regulations and SOPs. Without a single source of truth, it can be difficult to locate the latest approved SOP version or prove compliance. Properly capture, track and retain data throughout its lifecycle.

Explore the components of the solution


Solve Electronic Lab Notebook challenges with OpenText.

Professional Services

OpenText combines end-to-end solution implementation with comprehensive technology services to help improve systems.