KineMatik Blog

SharePoint as an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) – seeing both sides

Posted by Aaron Norman on Apr 21, 2015 6:18:00 AM

Can SharePoint work as an ELN? I get asked many questions about using SharePoint as an ELN and it seems like a good time to take stock and sum up the various points, both pro and con.

Firstly I’ll review SharePoint and some of the strong features that are absolutely required for an ELN such as collaboration, audits and versions. Then I’ll discuss what is missing from SharePoint and why it might be worth considering a commercial Electronic Lab Notebook.

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Cloud or on-premise Electronic Lab Notebooks – 6 key considerations

Posted by Michael Price on Mar 10, 2015 6:36:00 AM

As Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs) roll out across more and more industries, there are discussions on whether ELNs in the Cloud are now mature enough for consideration.

An important consideration is where to host and maintain your valuable R&D data. 

 

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Mega documents

Posted by Aaron Norman on Jan 14, 2015 6:00:00 AM

How do you bring together tens of thousands of pages of certificates, drawings, procedures and specifications into one formatted, organized document with an up to date table of contents? 

And then do it all over again the next week with new content for a new customer? 

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Topics: Publisher

Is your ELN Software 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant?

Posted by Chris Ruggles on Sep 15, 2014 6:30:00 AM

I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked this question by potential ELN 

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How to simplify Project Management in your enterprise

Posted by Aaron Norman on Jun 3, 2014 4:30:00 AM

I’ve been working with Project Managers from different industries and over the last few years and I have seen their pressure increase as managing projects seems to get more complex every year.

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Topics: Content Server, Project Management, PPM, program management, portfolio management, livelink, opentext

ELN Deployments are Simple - 6 Key Steps to Success

Posted by Chris Ruggles on Apr 1, 2014 4:03:00 AM

Ever think about how much work it is to deploy an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)?

Seems like an overwhelming task.

For many organizations it is.

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook

Consumer Goods companies: clear choices for R&D

Posted by Aaron Norman on Feb 24, 2014 4:00:00 AM

Catching up with reading over the New Year, I found the article ‘Tough Choices for Consumer Goods companies’ in my list. (http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/consumer_and_retail/tough_choices_for_consumer_goods_companies).

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Topics: ELN, R&D, Consumer Goods

Can an ELN help the Chemicals Industry crack the CO2 Challenge?

Posted by Sara Beltoise on Dec 17, 2013 4:55:00 AM

It’s a challenge to think about carbon dioxide as a positive resource rather than as a pollutant, but that’s what Gernot Klotz, Innovation head at Cefic, set out to do at October’s Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit.

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Topics: ELN, R&D, chemical R&D, scientific collaboration, global warming

Last in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #7: KM strategy must transcend five functional areas: Docman, sample management, test requests, record keeping, and seamless data integration

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 20, 2013 5:00:00 AM

It has already been discussed that the KineMatik ELN is built upon Content Server, an Enterprise Information Management system. This means that the ELN also contains an enterprise class document management system. Some of the features of document management probably don’t mean much for most end users, but it is important, especially in the more regulated environments (QA/QC, manufacturing etc.) as the user can link to a specific approved version of a protocol. Thus if a protocol is updated, the Experimental reference still points to the version that was used for the experiment, maintaining the experimental integrity.

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Electronic Lab Notebook for Manufacturing, Good Laboratory Practice, integration with other laboratory informatics syst, Manufacturing, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, integration, history, Records Management, Good Laboratory Practices, SAP, SOP, Docman, sample management, test requests, record keeping, seamless data integration, LIMS

Sixth in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #6: Incorporation of strong Social Media tools so conversations (collaboration) can happen in real-time

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM

KineMatik’s ELN currently incorporates Social Media tools to improve collaboration, such as blogs, wikis, and discussion forums not only for internal, proprietary exchange of ideas, but equally for organizations working with external partners. 

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Topics: spider, useful information, smart lists, searching, social media, collaboration