|Initial release||February 2, 2013(0.7)|
[ (January 15, 2022 ) ±]
|Preview release||±](May 8, 2022 ) [|
|Type||Laboratory informatics software|
|License(s)||GNU Affero General Public License v3.0|
The project was started by engineer and developer Nicolas CARPi on GitHub, with the first commit coming on March 2, 2012. The first tagged, public stable release of eLabFTW arrived as 0.7 on February 2, 2013.
As of October 2016[update], the project is still actively being developed, with users making suggestions and pull requests as well as finding and correcting bugs. Many features are still being added to the software, which is in constant evolution. It has been adopted by several institutions or labs.
- export experiments as a PDF, spreadsheet, or ZIP archive
- trusted timestamping (for strong legal value of documents) with RFC 3161 compliant TSA
- fully customizable database to store any type of data
- salted SHA-256 sum passwords
- experiment templates
- experiment duplication
- advanced query tools
- color coded status for experiments
- internal linking
- version control
- protection tools
- commenting on experiments
- data import from .csv file
A full list of features is available here.
Minimum hardware: 512MB RAM, 800 MHz processor, and 300 MB of disk space is the bare minimum.
Required software: Docker
Can be installed locally for single-person use, with any operating system (Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, etc.).
See the installation guide for more information.
Videos, screenshots, and other media
- A live demo of the software can be accessed here.
- The eLabFTW documentation can be found here.
- A few screenshots of eLabFTW can be found at the main page.
Entities using eLabFTW
According to the software developer, several labs are already using it around the world, and it is adopted in Institut Curie in Paris, France, where it was developed.
Other claimed lab-level installations include:
- Cardiff University
- Hannover Medical School
- Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
- Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
- Institut Curie
- Karolinska Institutet
- Kuwait University
- Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics
- MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
- Texas Tech University
- UMC Utrecht
- University of Alberta
- University of California
- University of Chicago
- University of Helsinki
- University of North Dakota
- University of Tennessee
- University of Warwick
- Uppsala University
- Washington University
- Weizmann Institute
- Hewera, Michael; Hänggi, Daniel; Gerlach, Björn; Kahlert, Ulf Dietrich (2 August 2021). "eLabFTW as an Open Science tool to improve the quality and translation of preclinical research" (in en). F1000Research 10: 292. doi:10.12688/f1000research.52157.3. ISSN 2046-1402. PMC PMC8323070. PMID 34381592. https://f1000research.com/articles/10-292/v3.
- INRIA (French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation) is developing their own fork.
- Opensauce.us aims to share chemical recipes.
- A fork for chemists exists, though it is not maintained anymore. It adds chemistry tools: eLabChem on GitHub
- "eLabFTW - Releases". GitHub. https://github.com/elabftw/elabftw/releases. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
- "eLabFTW - Electronic Laboratory for the World". Nicolas CARPi. https://www.elabftw.net/. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
- "eLabFTW - first commit". GitHub. https://github.com/elabftw/elabftw/commit/8652312f6129416afaabb6a847c8b1dcc9fadaaa. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
- "eLabFTW - FAQ". GitHub. https://github.com/elabftw/elabftw/wiki/FAQ. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
- "Who else is using it?". https://elabftw.readthedocs.io/en/hypernext/faq.html#who-else-is-using-it. Retrieved 13 Oct 2016.
- "Paris Open Source Summit". http://opensourcesummit.paris/preinscription-conferences.html?orderby=time&step=0. Retrieved 13 Oct 2016.
- "OpenSauce.us". rawray7. https://opensauce.us/. Retrieved 13 Oct 2016.