eLabNext provides an open ecosystem digital lab platform for our users to freely extend, integrate, or customise any functionality within eLabJournal. View the eLabSDK Documentation to get started.

Contact our team to ask about upcoming developments or make an add-on request.

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About eLabSDK

eLabJournal offers unparalleled options to record and document research data–it is one of the most versatile ELN solutions in the market.

What we often find, however, is that many research laboratories have a very specific workflow that utilises particular tools and techniques not already offered in the eLabJournal. This often results in the need for additional functionalities. That’s why eLabNext offers open ecosystem software–we do this by making our SDK and API available for our clients.

What is eLabSDK?

SDKs, or Software Development Kits, are software tools and programs that developers may use to develop applications. With eLabSDK, your team can tailor eLabJournal to fit the exact demands of your laboratory processes. Customize, integrate, or extend almost any functionality within eLabJournal by creating ‘custom plugins’ (also called ‘Apps’). Add new features, create new buttons to combine actions, and much more.

How to develop Apps with eLabSDK

  • Private Cloud or On-Premises installation users may test and install Apps themselves.
  • Cloud Solution users must contact us to request access to our App development environment.

To develop Apps specified in the SDK Documentation, your team will need eLabAPI as well as strong skills in building software with JavaScript. Once the App is complete, you must submit it to eLabNext so that we may activate it for you.

Developing Apps with our developing partners

For organisations that do not have the knowledge or resources to develop Apps within their organisation, but would still like to extend functionality with a custom App(s), you may have your Apps built by one of our developing partners.

Please contact us so that we may connect you with a developing partner in your region.

Join our Developer Community

Are you a software developer (or from a software development company) interested in using eLabJournal as a core ELN system to develop custom LIMS/LES/ELN solutions for your clients? Or perhaps you are interested in developing generic apps for customers in eLab Marketplace. Join our Developer Community!

Contact us for more information on how to become a recommended 3rd-party eLabNext App developer and/or a reseller of our software products.

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