eLabSDK – for a tailored ELN solution

The eLabJournal Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) offers unparalleled options to record and document research data. However, many research laboratories have a very specific workflow, using very particular tools or techniques. This often results in the need for additional functionality or customization of existing functionality. Although eLabJournal ELN is one of the most versatile ELN solutions in the market, the option to record data in a particular workflow may in specific cases require a large number of manual actions which should be automated or improved to fully satisfy your workflow.

Extend, integrate or customize any functionality within eLabJournal

With the eLabSDK you can tailor eLabJournal to your all-encompassing research data platform. The eLabSDK allows you to customize, integrate or extend almost any functionality within eLabJournal, by creating ‘custom plugins’ also called Apps. The addition of new features or the creation of new buttons in which actions are combined is just a few examples of what you can achieve with the eLabSDK.

How to develop Apps with the eLabSDK

Research groups or IT departments skilled in building software with JavaScript and the eLabAPI, can develop Apps as specified in the SDK documentation. In the Private Cloud or On-Premises installation, you can test and install Apps yourself. In case you use the Cloud, please contact us to request access to our App development environment to test and develop SDK Apps. Once you have completed your App, you can submit your App to us to make it active for your organisation, department, or lab. In case your organisation requires a custom App to extend the functionality of eLabJournal, but you do not have the knowledge or resources to develop Apps within your organisation, you can have your Apps developed by one of our developing partners. Please contact us to connect you with a developing partner in your region.

SDK documentation

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In case you are a software development company and you are interested in using eLabJournal as a core ELN system to develop custom LIMS, LES, or ELN solutions for your clients or to develop generic apps for customers in the eLab Marketplace, please contact us for more information about how to become a recommended third party eLabNext App developer and/or become a reseller of our software products.

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