Biostars is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions and issues. We are members of the community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at Biostars that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those items or discussions here in this thread. You can ask questions in this thread, or you can always join in at Biostars.
This week’s highlighted question actually started on Twitter, and led me back to Biostar. I saw this question come across:
Looking for an electronic lab notebook system for my wetlab. Tweeps, what would you recommend?
— Tuuli Lappalainen (@tuuliel) July 29, 2014
And I was interested in several of the answers. But one of the great things was the answer from Pierre–links to Biostar–with several different discussions of this.
— Pierre Lindenbaum (@yokofakun) July 29, 2014
This is a resource with history and depth! And although those answers were some time ago, they offer useful thoughts about the features to consider when making a choice. So that kind of institutional memory can be really helpful.
But I was also interested in the other answers–including DokuWiki, “universal open-source Electronic Laboratory Notebook” (referenced below), Labguru, and other people’s less formal solutions and suggestions.
Voegele C., N. Robinot, J. McKay, P. Damiecki & L. Alteyrac (2013). A universal open-source Electronic Laboratory Notebook, Bioinformatics, 29 (13) 1710-1712. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btt253