In the lab, irisnote eliminates the headaches of paper notebooks by providing a simple yet powerful interface for recording your research. Thanks to the flexibility of irisnote ELN Private Cloud Edition, you can continue to use your favorite applications or work right inside the notebook to author and edit content. irisnote serves as the central core of a modern paperless lab. With irisnote you can:
- Capture, label and protect any file in any format from any source or location.
- Use flexible modes of data entry and editing to support varying workflows.
- Annotate images and other data files in ways that make sense for your research.
- Collaborate instantly and effectively with colleagues, regardless of location.
- Easily automate data collection and common tasks.
- Organize your thoughts and ideas into a legible and searchable research record.
- Streamline and expedite common tasks with forms, templates and checklists.
- Improve scientist accuracy, precision and accountability.
- Document your research with a fully compliant audit trail.
- Organize your protocols, literature and managed SOPs.
- Access external scientific databases through simple query forms and links.
When people move from lab to lab or organization to organization, notebooks – intellectual property – frequently migrate as well. Don’t lose any more data! If your corporate business policies allow, an authorized administrator can export irisnote notebooks as printable/archivable PDF’s, or as ZIP archive files that contain all of the files and data from the notebook – ready to import into a new irisnote server, or extract to work with the original files in any non-irisnote environment. Alternately, if your organization is concerned about security, exporting notebooks can be disallowed – the best of both worlds.
Intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)
irisnote has been designed from the ground up with the researcher in mind. The interface provides a highly interactive experience with the ability to edit your documents directly inside the system and featuring drag-and-drop simplicity that looks and behaves identically on both your windows and macintosh workstations.A simple hierarchical system allows you to keep track of both structured and unstructured data in a clean interface. See more of the interface in our screenshot gallery.
Eliminate Paper Notebooks
A fully featured ELN eliminates the headaches of paper notebooks: cutting, pasting, signing, searching. irisnote replaces your paper lab notebooks, scratch pads, and scattered files and data with an integrated solution that consolidates all of your documents and data in a single centralized system that could even be accessed from home.
Microsoft Office, Open Office and iWorks Integration
There’s no reason to switch from your favorite tools when you work in irisnote. You can launch Microsoft Office, Open Office or iWorks applications directly from within the Notebook Viewer and create a document that is immediately stored on the irisnote.By accessing these files directly inside irisnote, you are taking advantage of irisnote’s version control, audit trails, and secure collaboration features. Documents can be displayed inline as printed PDFs in the Notebook Viewer and, for PC users, Microsoft Office documents can be edited inline within the native application in Notebook Resource Pages.
View Data Inside Notebook
irisnote supports the integration of viewers into the electronic lab notebook. If you are working with a supported data type, the data will be visible along side your notes. There is no need to open a separate program or tab back and forth between windows.
Streamlined Data Acquisition
irisnote’s automation client allows you to import data directly from instruments and other sources. This data is available within the notebook, stored in its original format, and can be exported for regulatory compliance.
Forms and Templates
Much of research involves recording data, and this task may involve many people across your organization. Templates provide a means for standardizing procedures and increasing the accuracy and efficiency of data input. As with all resources in irisnote, templates have associated metadata that provide a complete audit history and added search capability. Templates and forms are easily customized – either by irisnote, or by your administrator or power users – to suit your requirements.