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Electronic laboratory notebooks in a public-private partnership

 
: Vaas, L.A.I.; Witt, G.; Windshügel, B.; Bosin, A.; Serra, G.; Bruengger, A.; Winterhalter, M.; Gribbon, P.; Levy-Petelinkar, C.J.; Kohler, M.

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PeerJ computer science 2 (2016), No.9, Art. e83, 22 pp.
ISSN: 2376-5992
ISSN: 2167-8359 (online)
ISSN: 2167-9843 (online)
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IME ()

Abstract
This report shares the experience during selection, implementation and maintenance phases of an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) in a public-private partnership project and comments on user's feedback. In particular, we address which time constraints for roll-out of an ELN exist in granted projects and which benefits and/or restrictions come with out-of-the-box solutions. We discuss several options for the implementation of support functions and potential advantages of open access solutions. Connected to that, we identified willingness and a vivid culture of data sharing as the major item leading to success or failure of collaborative research activities. The feedback from users turned out to be the only angle for driving technical improvements, but also exhibited high efficiency. Based on these experiences, we describe best practices for future projects on implementation and support of an ELN supporting a diverse, multidisciplinary user group based in academia, NGO s, and/or for-profit corporations located in multiple time zones.

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