LabTrove

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LabTrove
LabTrove logo.gif
Developer(s) University of Southampton
Initial release January 17, 2012 (2012-01-17) (2.2-r301)[1]
Stable release

2.4.0.888  (July 28, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-07-28))

[±]
Preview release none [±]
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Electronic laboratory notebook
Laboratory informatics software
License(s) BSD 3-Clause License
Website LabTrove.org

LabTrove is a free open-source electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) that "enables researchers to share their experimental plans, thoughts, observations and achievements with the wider online community in a secure, semantically rich and extensible manner."[2]

LabTrove is part of the Smart Research Framework (SRF)[3], a research collective which aims to integrate social networking's benefits into a rigorous and reliable laboratory informatics framework.[4] It can be installed locally, or it's also available as a hosted service via U.K. business Liberata.[5][6]

Product history

An open-source SourceForge project was started on July 28, 2010[7], and release candidates were made public via SourceForge and the website LabTrove.org.[8] The first stable release of LabTrove is believed to be version 2.2-r301, released on January 17, 2012.[1] Development has continued on the software since as part of the SRF.[3]

Features

Features of LabTrove include[6]:

  • web-based
  • API-enabled automated processing
  • metadata support
  • blog style with timeline views
  • R&D-friendly
  • document management
  • extensible
  • LDAP, OpenID, username and password authentication
  • available support and consultancy service

Hardware/software requirements

Prerequisite software can be installed manually or via a Debian all-in-one package. Installation requirements for LabTrove include:

  • Apache 2 Web Server on Debian
  • MySQL Server
  • ImageMagick, ZIP, and other utilities

See the installation guide for more information.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Entities using LabTrove

Entities using LabTrove include[9]:

University of Southampton, University of Reading

Further reading

External links

LabTrove can also be found on SourceForge. However, use caution when downloading and installing from there; the install package may contain undesirable add-on software.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "LabTrove - Release Log". University of Southampton. http://www.labtrove.org/getlabtrove/releaselog.html. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  2. "LabTrove - About Us". University of Southampton. http://www.labtrove.org/aboutus/. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Smart Research Framework (SRF) - LabTrove". University of Southampton. http://www.mylabnotebook.ac.uk/software/labtrove.html. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  4. "The Smart Research Framework (SRF) - The Vision". University of Southampton. http://www.mylabnotebook.ac.uk/vision.html. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  5. "Liberata - Higher Education". Liberata UK Limited. http://www.liberata.com/products-services/it-solutions/sectors/higher-education. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "LabTrove and Liberata help Universities improve their Research Data Management" (PDF). Liberata UK Limited. http://www.liberata.com/docs/pdf/university-of-southampton.pdf?sfvrsn=6. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  7. "LabTrove". SourceForge. http://sourceforge.net/projects/labtrove/. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  8. "LabTrove - Get LabTrove". University of Southampton. Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20101120230051/http://www.labtrove.org/getlabtrove.html. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  9. "LabTrove - Users". University of Southampton. http://www.labtrove.org/users/. Retrieved 18 February 2013.