Two New LabArchives Products for Pitt Researchers

The University of Pittsburgh has licensed a cloud-based Electronic Research Notebook, LabArchives, since 2016. LabArchives research notebooks assist with the organization and management of laboratory data, safely and conveniently across multiple platforms and devices. Whether managing a research lab as a principal investigator or reviewing students’ lab work as an instructor, LabArchives supports effective research data management plans and helps improve student learning. Pitt researchers seeking to make the transition from paper-based to electronic lab notebooks can watch YouTube videos, read our guide, or attend one of our training sessions.

LabArchives has expanded beyond electronic research notebooks for Research and Education to include two products that we are excited to announce are now available to researchers with a Pitt email address: Inventory and Scheduler.

LabArchives Inventory streamlines the organization, tracking, and ordering of lab inventory. Whether you need to order inventory from a vendor or manage your in-lab created materials, LabArchives Inventory provides a simple and customizable solution for your physical inventory management needs. Use Inventory to customize your inventory types and storage locations, add and manage lab inventory items, and then use the ordering options to request and receive materials.

Go to Inventory from LabArchives
In Inventory, you can filter by type, location, and order date; add, import, and export inventory items; search inventory; track order status; reorder in one click; submit new order requests; and see notifications for expiration. *Image used with permission from LabArchives™, LLC.

LabArchives Scheduler is a calendar and scheduling service for the management and booking of resources from microscopes to flow cytometers or from recording space to microphones. If you have a resource that you need to manage access to, Scheduler provides an easy and customizable solution for your team. Use Scheduler to upload resources, set reservation rules, invite users, and begin making reservations.

Go to Scheduler from LabArchives
In Scheduler, filter by resources, such as 3D printer or Conference Room. Color-coded Scheduler indicates if the date and time are open, blocked, reserved, My Reservation, participant, pending, past, or restricted. *Image used with permission from LabArchives™, LLC.

Try out LabArchives Inventory and Scheduler to see if either or both fit into your group’s workflow and do not hesitate to contact HSLS to set up a personalized training session on any of the LabArchives products.

~Carrie Iwema