Based on feedback from our customers, we continuously add new features and improve the functionality of eLabNext products. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let our customer care team know!

The planning for the release of updates for customers with a Private Cloud or On-Premises installation is available in the scheduled Update Cycle.

Version: 2.5.0

  • Feature: [File Storage] – Searching for files in the File Storage is now supported.
  • Improvement: [API] – New API endpoints for the File Storage.
  • Improvement: [API] – New API endpoint to create Projects.
  • Improvement: [ELN] – Witness Sign request is now added to the Experiment log.
  • Fix: [Equipment] – Special characters where not correctly formatted in the generated Equipment export file.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Solved an Inventory Browser tree scrolling issue when moving a compartment to a different location using drag and drop.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Line breaks in a long text field where not correctly handled when updated in batch with the Sample Batch Update add-on.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – A Sample Type could not archived in certain cases.
  • Fix: [System] – Various minor fixes, improvements, and styling adjustments.


Version: 2.4.0

  • Feature: [ELN] – New add-on: External File Link – This add-on allows the linking of files in the ELN File sections to files stored on a local computer or server.
  • Improvement: [System Admin] – Users can be set to blocked in a group when changing the user role in the system- and organization admin panel.
  • Improvement: [ELN] – The position of the tooltip in the navigation tree displaying the experiment name was improved, to support correct display on small screens and when opening experiment sections.
  • Improvement: [ELN] – The experiment section log now has a scrollbar to enable display of large section change logs.
  • Improvement: [ELN] – Transparent group logos are now displayed with a white background.
  • Fix: [ELN] – The name of the user that last updated the experiment section was incorrectly displayed.
  • Fix: [ELN] – Several fixes in the Pending experiments list on the Dashboard including the sorting and correct listing of the latest experiments.
  • Fix: [ELN] – Numbering or bullets used in ELN text sections were not included in the experiment PDF export.
  • Fix: [ELN] – Sorting in the Experiment Browser on the signature status worked incorrectly.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Sample names with special characters where incorrectly displayed in the Sample Archive.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Labels printed with the & sign in the text box could not be printed.
  • Fix: [Supplies] – Back button in the Product Catalog did not return to the correct page.
  • Fix: [Supplies] – Paging did not work correctly in the Product Catalog.
  • Fix: [System] – Various minor fixes and improvements.


Version: 2.3.1

  • Fix: [ELN] – Solved issue preventing logging of sample meta information in some cases.


Version: 2.3.0

  • Feature: [System Admin] – System administrator can set a member in a project group as project group administrator.
  • Improvement: [System Admin] – System admin can now also create a new user account without adding this user to a group.
  • Improvement: [ELN] – Improved styling in the ELN to see more difference between a comment section and a regular text section.
  • Fix: [Marketplace] – Resolved issue in the autocompletion of a user or group when making an add-on only available of a specific user or group.
  • Fix: [Marketplace] – Resolved issue by preventing to the uploading of more than 5 images for an add-on.
  • Fix: [File Storage] – Improved sorting of folders in the File Storage.
  • Fix: [Equipment] – Button to display the validation history for equipment was not displayed.
  • Fix: [ELN] – Updating a sample link field when restarting procedure did not close the dialog correctly.
  • Fix: [Project Group] – Removing a user from a project group did not work when clicking the remove icon.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Sample series with more digits than 2 could not be created correctly.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Reintroduced sorting in advanced search results table view.
  • Fix: [System Admin] – Deletion of a group license did not work correctly.
  • Fix: [API] – Various fixes in API.

Version: 2.2.3

  • Improvement: [System] – Support link in the V2.0 welcome notice refers to support page for Private Cloud and On-Premises installations.
  • Fix: [Marketplace] – Changing the scope to system add-on for certains add-ons was not working correctly.
  • Fix: [System] – Various security patches in the API and applications.

Version: 2.2.2

  • Fix: [ELN] – Back button in ELN did not function correctly.


Version: 2.2.1

  • Fix: [Procedures] – Paging in the table listing procedures was not working correctly.
  • Fix: [ELN] – Solved issue that blocked the addition and editing of tables in ELN text sections.


Version: 2.2.0

  • Feature: [ELN] – Reintroduced tagging of collaborators in experiment comments.
  • Improvement: [System] – Corrected the display and improved performance for the paging element for tables of experiments, samples, procedures, projects, studies, and product catalog.
  • Improvement: [System Admin] – The action to remove a user from as group now includes a check if the group still has an administrator.
  • Improvement: [Inventory] – Archived samples now display the sample expiration date.
  • Improvement: [Equipment] – Improved the styling of the equipment PDF export.
  • Improvement: [Inventory] – The sample field information tooltip no longer falls off on small screens.
  • Improvement: [ELN] – Sections without comments now show a notice message in the comment history of signed experiments.
  • Improvement: [Add-on] – The sorting of samples in the Sample Batch Update add-on has been improved.
  • Improvement: [System] – Harmonized the move icon for Experiment, Procedures and Sample type sections.
  • Improvement: [Marketplace] – Performance improvement to list the add-on configuration in the Marketplace.
  • Improvement: [System] – Various minor improvements in the user interface.
  • Fix: [Equipment] – Updating equipment reservation for a different user was incorrectly saved.
  • Fix: [Equipment] – Updating the description for an equipment reservation was not stored correctly in Firefox.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Restoring samples from the archive now also recovers the sample expiration date.
  • Fix: [Procedures] – Improved the position of dialog when editing variable fields procedures.
  • Fix: [Supplies] – Order status in bulk now works as expected.
  • Fix: [Projects] – Fixed the filtering for active and inactive projects in the project list.
  • Fix: [File Storage] – Renaming a folder was not working correctly in certain cases.


Version: 2.1.0

  • Feature: [System] – Group logo is now included in the header of PDF exports of samples, experiments and procedures.
  • Feature: [Marketplace] – System admin can install a specific add-on version for all users or groups.
  • Improvement: [System] – Various improvements in the new user interface.
  • Fix: [ELN] – Experiment template section order was incorrectly set when moving a section to the location where a section was just deleted.
  • Fix: [System] – Generating API token when AD is active is now working correctly again.

Version 2 – New user interface for eLabJournal, eLabInventory and eLabProtocols

In this version, we introduced a brand-new user interface for all our software products, including eLabJournal, eLabInventory, and eLabProtocols. Besides a great new look and feel, we added several dozens of minor improvements to enhance the usability, as as a new, condensed header yet more functional header, a responsive interface, and more seamless integration of the Marketplace.

Version: 1.96

  • Tagging collaborators

Collaborating on an experiment and want to notify a colleague? This release adds a great new feature to eLabJournal, which allows you to tag collaborators in a comment. Start your comment, or use @ in a comment to select and mention one of your colleagues in this experiment.



Your colleague automatically receives a notification in their account and mobile app.


  • Improvement: [ELN] – Experiment Browser now supports searching by ID of an Experiment or Study.
  • Improvement: [Inventory] – Sample Batch Import and Edit add-ons support importing and updating of quantity.
  • Improvement: [Inventory] – Sample Batch Import supports setting the sample parent based on sample ID when pasted from Excel.
  • Improvement: [Inventory] – Support printing sample quantity and expiration date with the ZPL printing add-on.
  • Improvement: [Supplies] – Support for all currencies in the product catalog.
  • Fix: [ELN] – Restarting a procedure now loads the correct default values when the same procedure is used twice in the same experiment.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Opening links to samples of archived samples now supported.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Solved issue that caused the Sample Batch import button to not be displayed intermittently.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Compartment numbering was incorrect in certain cases when adding multiple compartments.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Sample Parent can now also be set for samples without location.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Log date for Samples is now displayed according to the user date and time setting.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Log date for Equipment log is now displayed according to the user time zone setting.
  • Fix: [File Storage] – Date displayed in the File Storage is now displayed according to the user date and time setting.
  • Fix: [Procedures] – Creating a draft procedure of group shared procedure now correctly checks if a draft version already exists.
  • Fix: [Project Groups] – Added check to avoid sending invites to the same user in a Project Group multiple times.
  • Fix: [System Admin] – Several fixes for managing add-ons including searching and paging.
  • Fix: [System Admin] – Reloading metadata in the SAML SSO no longer affects the setting to allow the creation of accounts for new users.
  • Fix: [System] – Quotes in the email address are now properly handled.
  • Fix: [SDK] – Add-on custom feature buttons are no longer displayed multiple times in certain cases.

Version: 1.95

Marketplace extends eLabJournal with free add-ons

Modern electronic lab notebook systems, like eLabJournal, must be simple, intuitive, and easy to use. Given the great diversity in life science research, including all workflows and software applications used, the number of features in eLabJournal would grow exponentially to support the workflows of all labs in the best possible way. As a result, the software will become less intuitive and less user-friendly.

To avoid becoming a complex electronic lab notebook system, and at the same time, provide more flexibility to tailor the functionality of the ELN to the needs of every lab, eLabJournal now includes a Marketplace. The eLab Marketplace is a digital catalog with a collection of software add-ons that extend the functionality of eLabJournal that has been launched in this version.



  • Feature: [System Admin] – New system setting to enforce approval of add-ons prior to installation for add-ons that have been fetched from public repositories.
  • Feature: [System Admin] – New system setting to set automatic retrieval of new and add-on updates from public add-on repositories.
  • Improvement: [System Admin] – Improved flow for editing add-ons installed in the system.
  • Improvement: [System Admin] – Add-on assets and installation scope are now automatically set when manually installing an add-on update in the system.
  • Improvement: [System Admin] – Add-on versions are now grouped in the list system installed add-ons.
  • Improvement: [Marketplace] – The “Apps and Connections” of DYMO, ZPL, and Mendeley have been migrated to the marketplace as user add-ons.
  • Improvement: [Marketplace] – Add-ons now display a product compatibiltiy labels for eLabInventory and eLabJournal.
  • Improvement: [Marketplace] – Various visual improvements when loading and installing add-ons in the marketplace.
  • Improvement: [Marketplace] – Improved display of add-ons with eLabConnect support and when the add-on configuration has been set.
  • Improvement: [Marketplace] – Improved display of the private add-on and changed logic to only display this for add-ons to which access is restricted.
  • Improvement: [System Admin] – Added notice and check when deleting add-ons as a system admin.
  • Improvement: [Marketplace] – Various minor improvements in the marketplace.
  • Improvement: [Marketplace] – Improved add-on configuration dialog to visualize complex configurations correctly.
  • Fix: [Marketplace] – Fix display / styling issues of the add-on configuration in certain cases.
  • Fix: [Marketplace] – Various minor fixes in the marketplace.
  • Fix: [Marketplace] – Fixed issue that prevented the correct upgrading of the add-on in certain cases.
  • Fix: [Marketplace] – Improved notice when a user does not have permission to uninstall add-ons.
  • Fix: [Permissions] – Add-on permissions were not displayed in eLabInventory and eLabProtocols.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Linked samples are now correctly displayed when included in the custom table view for a sample series.

Version: 1.94

  • Improvement: [ELN] – Improved resolution of uploaded images after resizing in ELN sections.
  • Improvement: [ELN] – 255 character limit to the description field in project and study enforced during data entry
  • Improvement: [Inventory] – Sample Batch Update is now also available for sample series.
  • Improvement: [System Admin] – Archived organisations are removed in the organisation selection dropdown menus in the System Admin Panel (System Admin only).
  • Improvement: [Documentation] – Documentation V2.9 released.
  • Improvement: [API] – Added API call to get the latest file version.
  • Fix: [ELN] – Action buttons were not shown in comment sections with long titles.
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Sample Batch edit displays popup twice in the Inventory Browser
  • Fix: [Inventory] – Table sorting in the Sample Archive was not working correctly.
  • Fix: [System Admin] – The unit for products in the catalog was not imported correctly (System Admin only).

Version: 1.93

  • Feature: (System Administrators only) New system setting to enable adding or changing of the protocol categories by the system administrator.
  • Feature: (System Administrators only) System Administrator can assign other System Administrators.
  • Improvement: Various improvements on the Sample Batch Import and support for import of the sample expiration date.
  • Improvement: (System Administrators only) Various improvements in the System Admin Batch Sample Import, including support for import from Excel and import of sample parent and sample expiration date.
  • Improvement: The message that blocks the deletion of a group now includes details about any existing equipment.
  • Improvement: Improved performance of API call /api/v1/samples/{sampleID}/metas.
  • Improvement: Updated the SDK to support easy retrieval of the current sample ID.
  • Fix: Custom storage unit types are now correctly created.
  • Fix: (System Administrators only) The license for a user is now set to the active group of a user when generating a license report.
  • Fix: Redefine Advanced Search issue with removing sample fields parameters resolved.
  • Fix: Advanced search with defined sublayers returned no results in some cases.
  • Fix: Files are now mapped in the Batch Sample Import when using copy/paste from Excel.


Version: 1.92

  • Improvement: Accounts can only be created with an email domain that is registered in the system.
  • Improvement: System and organisation admin can create accounts for users with an email address with a subdomain.
  • Improvement: Support for HL7 format in the API.
  • Feature: Support for installation of a System license by the system administrator.
  • Fix: Sample link is incorrectly displayed when linking multiple samples in a procedure.
  • Fix: Link to the procedure on the dashboard when a draft procedure is available.


Version: 1.91

  • Improvement: Experiment Browser search now also includes searching for samples linked in the ELN.
  • Improvement: The search in the Experiment List now uses the same search index as the Experiment Browser.
  • Improvement: Support for search based on sample box in the Sample List.
  • Improvement: Searching of samples based on values in options fields can now be done based on the meta field ID.
  • Feature: The option to create a link between experiments has been added.
  • Fix: Cloning of samples with a single quote (‘) in the sample name now works correctly.
  • Fix: Deleting a Sample Series after a search in the Advanced Search works correctly again.


Version: 1.90

  • Improvement: Added support for DataMatrix on Dymo printers.
  • Improvement: Added option to display information in Sample Sections in Sample Form in tabs.
  • Improvement: Added support for sorting when bulk editing samples.
  • Improvement: Added support for customization of experiment browser view.
  • Improvement: Added support to display tiff files in sample viewer.
  • Improvement: show confirmation after sending a notification as a system admin.
  • Improvement: Added checkbox “remember username” instead of auto-completion on the username field on the login page.
  • Improvement: Increased maximum character count of “name” and “catalog name” fields in Catalog Import.
  • Improvement: Rebuild of the File Storage with the improved moving of files and support for moving folders with drag and drop.
  • Improvement: Maximum file size setting is now used to control the size of files uploaded in the File Storage.
  • Improvement: Editing of inserted mathematical formulas in the ELN text section is supported.
  • Improvement: Validation in numeric sample fields now supports ranges with negative numbers.
  • Improvement: Paging on the Sample List is no longer limited to 32 pages.
  • Improvement: The field Other Information has been added to the catalog export of items and a column in the catalog table view.
  • Improvement: Added flow rate (ml/min) as a unit for variables in the procedure.
  • Fix: Handled HTML tag sanitization better throughout the application.
  • Fix: Fixed error when bulk editing samples date or DateTime
  • Fix: Fixed error where the path of the linked file was not set correctly.
  • Fix: The name of the project was mandatory where this should not be the case.
  • Fix: Sample was not saved correctly when linking another sample.
  • Fix: Dropdown menu was not fully displayed when adding a person to a group in the admin panel.
  • Fix: Setting “set as active group” was missing for System and Organisation admin when adding a user to an existing group.
  • Fix: Resolved issue where exporting equipment to excel resulted in an error.
  • Fix: Bulk edit sample was not handled by permission system correctly.
  • Fix: The ordering page did not load results correctly.
  • Fix: Editing a text section that was added from an ELN template now stores the first version correctly.
  • Fix: SAML login issue that caused redirects in the admin panel.
  • Fix: The date in the permissions change log is displayed in the user time zone.
  • Fix: Adding or updating a mathematical formula is now displayed in the changelog.
  • Fix: Changing the order of custom fields for Equipment fields is correctly stored again.
  • Fix: Column sorting in Sample List, Inventory Browser, Sample Archive, and Advanced Search.
  • Fix: Several fixes in the Advanced Search and Search Lists.
  • Fix: Experiment Browser was not working in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fix: Images were formatted outside of the sections in protocols.
  • Fix: Barcode was not recognized at the first scan when adding an experiment.
  • Fix: Several issues when handling items that contain special characters.
  • Fix: Improved message and removed typo when adding the same compartment type in the storage unit configuration.


Version: 1.89

  • Improvement: The permission to “add collaborators to an experiment” can now be set in the permission settings.
  • Improvement: Add protocol count to protocol category in API.
  • Improvement: Added support to select the print quality when printing DYMO labels to support all drivers.
  • Fix: “Add new compartment type” was wrongly showing up in equipment.
  • Fix: Fixed issue giving users permission to delete files that were not stored by them.
  • Fix: Fixed issue showing wrong characters in file names.
  • Fix: Fixed issue where the link to a sample did not work correctly when opening a sample listed in the ELN sample section.
  • Fix: Sorting of samples in the sample series was not applied on all samples in the series but only to the ones displayed.
  • Fix: Could not set/update/delete profile picture.
  • Fix: The Sample Archive filters were not functioning correctly.


Version: 1.88

  • Improvement: Renaming a custom field of the sample type now also allows changing the field name of existing samples.
  • Improvement: The Sample Batch import now supports the display of positions in the corresponding numbering of the selected compartment.
  • Improvement: Barcode for samples is displayed throughout the application with a consistent number of digits.
  • Fix: The quote sign is no longer duplicated when updating the name your the user profile.
  • Fix: The section history in the drawing section was not displayed correctly.
  • Fix: Quantity can now be set on samples recovered from the Sample Archive.
  • Fix: Resolved the incorrect display of the table layout when linking a product from the catalog to a sample.
  • Fix: The functionality to move a file in File Storage with drag-and-drop has been restored.
  • Fix: The API call to create a Storage Unit or Equipment was not working correctly.


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