Premium Feature — Available in LabKey Biologics LIMS and the Professional Edition of Sample Manager. Learn more or contact LabKey.

Use integrated and data-aware Electronic Lab Notebooks for documenting your experiments in both the Biologics LIMS and Sample Manager applications. These Electronic Lab Notebooks have direct access to the data you are storing and are a secure way to protect intellectual property as you develop biotherapies or perform other scientific research.

Select Notebooks from the main menu or click Notebooks Home on the home page of the application.


On the dashboard, you will see summary cards for your most Recently Opened notebooks, a summary of actions For You, and many ways to filter and find specific notebooks of interest.

Learn more in this topic: Notebook Dashboard

Notebook Notifications

To enable or disable email notifications, select Notification Settings from the user menu. Use the checkbox to subscribe:

  • Send me notifications when notebooks I am part of are submitted, approved, or have changes requested

When subscribed, you will receive email when notebooks you author are submitted, rejected, or approved. You will also receive a notification when you are assigned as a reviewer of someone else's notebook.

Emails sent will provide detail about the nature of the notification:

  • When a user starts a thread on a notebook:
    • The email subject field will follow the pattern: <USERNAME> commented in <NOTEBOOK NAME>: "<FIRST FIVE WORDS>..."
    • Recipients include: notebook author(s)
    • The thread author will not be in the notification list. If the thread author happens to be the same as the notebook author, this author will not get an email notification.
  • When a user comments on a thread:
    • The email subject field will follow the pattern: <USERNAME> replied in <NOTEBOOK NAME> on thread: "<FIRST FIVE WORDS OF ORIGINAL THREAD> ..."
    • Recipients include: notebook author(s) and the person who started the initial thread.
    • The current commentator shall not be in the notification list. If the commentator happens to be the same as the notebook author, this person will not get an email notification.
  • If a user's "Messages" notification setting at the folder level is set to "Daily digest of my conversations", then:
    • The individual email subject headers within the digest will follow the pattern: "<USERNAME> commented [...]" as specified above.
    • The subject-line of the digest email itself will not include comment details.
    • A notification will be included in a user's digest if they have participated in the thread, if they are on the notify list, or if they are among the authors of a notebook that has been commented on.


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