Set up your own ELN

To set up an electronic lab notebook (ELN) for your team, there are several options:

  • Run an ELN instance on a local server. You can set up Chemotion chemotion logo, NFDI4Chem’s favorite ELN, on a server at your data center or your institute. This will allow your team to work completely independently: you can adapt the ELN to your needs, add device connections according to your requirements and manage users by yourself. For easy setup of your local instance, you may use a Docker container. Alternatively, setting it up from scratch gives you full flexibility. Find a detailed technical description here.
  • Use an ELN instance hosted in the cloud. “ELN as a serviceprovides a convenient way of testing its functionality first. This option is also interesting for smaller teams who are concerned about the effort involved in setting up an ELN on a local server. NFDI4Chem is in the process of setting up Chemotion and some other open source solutions as “ELN as a service”. To learn more about when this will be available, please get in touch.

If you are interested in setting up your own ELN and in discussing which solution best suits your needs, contact us by filling in the form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


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