Welcome to Labfolder

An electronic laboratory notebook
for Max Planck Researchers

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What is Labfolder?

Labfolder is the place to record, integrate and manage scientific data.
With this electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) software makes it easy for researchers to manage their scientific documentation, while helping them to comply with academic standards. Labfolder fully supports the Code of Conduct for Safeguarding Good Academic Practice. The full audit trail and the possibility of digital signatures ensure intellectual property and take care for data integrity.
Labfolder is characterized by an easy to handle rights and roles management. For example admin users are able to prevent group members from deleting entries or projects and are allowed to view group members’ lab notebooks. Labfolder makes it easy to create groups and subgroups, to define content share settings, to send messages within a group and to use comments to discuss data. Furthermore it is possible to assign tasks to group members.
It is not only possible to import PDF files, further processing of imported word or excel files can also be done within Labfolder.

How to get in touch?

Central Installation

As a Max Planck researcher you have the possibility to use the central MPG Labfolder solution, which is operated by the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL). For creating an account your computer has to be part of the Max Planck network. Once you've signed up you can login to Labfolder from all over the world. Enjoy working with your new ELN!

Local Installation

Labfolder can also be set up as an in-house service at your institute. For using a local Labfolder installation you need to contact your in-house IT department and/or library team on-site.

List of local Labfolder installations

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences
Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Aging

Max Planck Community Page

Visit our Max Planck Community Page where you can find a lot of interesting additional information and material about Labfolder. The MPG Welcome Packet is particularly interesting there.