Collaborative system for maintaining project continuity amid complexity

The pace of academic research is accelerating, and the speed with which collaborations are struck between universities and governmental and non-governmental laboratories, as well as industry, continues to grow.

Academic researchers increasingly share their data for the purposes of publication, clinical trial initiation, and procuring funding for their work. The need for a system to adequately register their scientific experimental data as well as selectively and securely share it is growing. Furthermore, the amount of information that is being generating in biological research is massive and growing, increasing the need for robust systems to manage this scientific information.

Academic researchers have specialized requirements for an electronic laboratory notebook. They need a comprehensive resource that is able to store large amounts of data and attach files of any format. Their information needs to be organized and searchable by particular experiment or subject matter, not just chronologically. Their ELN needs to do be able to safely archive data for years to come and to have the capability to share data with anyone at any time. Principal investigators must be able to review their lab member’s experimental progress and be able to easily produce reports of experiments for communication and publication. Academic researchers also often need access to a central system for storage of reagents and freezer contents, while at the same time having their notebooks kept private and confidential. Finally, the ELN needs to be intuitive, easy to use, and cost effective.

Benefits for Academia

The ArxLab® Notebook system is entirely cloud-based, with no servers or databases to purchase and install. Users of the system can be added or subtracted with the click of a button at any time. Furthermore, scientists can be allowed access to any notebook on the system with the click of a button, allowing flexibility of the size and dynamic of research teams associated with any given project. Also, the cloud-based nature of the system allows for secure and efficient collaboration between academia, government, NGOs, and industry. The ArxLab Inventory module can create a central location to track materials throughout the institute, as well as materials produced within a core facility. Specialized workflows including animal and cell line management make it easy to document processes at the in vitro as well as in vivo stage.

Multiple devices are supported by ArxLab Notebook, allowing for free movement between office and laboratory. Instrument files can be attached to experiments, and copying and pasting functions are easy to use. ArxLab has an intuitive, attractive, and easy to use interface. PIs can monitor the work product of their entire lab in real time and can quickly generate comprehensive PDF versions of an entire experiment for the purposes of sharing or using as a basis for drafting a research paper. Data is protected in Arxspan’s secure data center, and all information is stored in a centralized repository rather than on shared or personal drives.

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ArxLab® Products

Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)

The ArxLab ® Notebook product is a cloud-based Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) and Workflow solution built to serve as an authoritative repository for Chemistry and Biology data, optimized for the collaborative research models ubiquitous in today’s commercial and academic research environments. It is highly effective at allowing organizations to collaborate and securely share research information with outside industrial partners, academic collaborators, and CROs. The system can deploy in one business day, includes experiment signing/witnessing capability and audit trails, is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant, and offers robust functionality to support chemistry and biology workflows.

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Registration for Chemistry and Biology

The ArxLab® ChemReg and BioReg modules are a cloud-based solution built to serve as an authoritative repository for unique chemical and biological entities. The system handles cases of uniqueness (identity) criteria, mixtures, and cross-referencing, all within a single system that offers unified search across all entities, including chemically intelligent searching when a structure is present. PerkinElmer ChemDraw® is integrated for chemical drawing, and ChemAxon chemical intelligence functionality enables chemical search, property calculations, and full support for salts, mixtures, formulations, tautomers, and all types of isomers.

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ArxLab® Assay is a cloud-based software tool set that can define, collect, manage, and store assay endpoint data – ideal for assay development functions as well as LTS and HTS screening programs. It provides study coordinators an integrated view of study activity and centrally manages data across multiple research groups and facilities. Users can specify required and optional parameters, data types, allowed ranges, and more. ArxLab Assay can perform automated calculation of raw data values, generate curves and heat maps, and allow for point knockouts for curves.

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ArxLab® Inventory is a cloud-based inventory application providing a tool set to natively define and manage inventory items such as proprietary compounds, commercial reagents, samples, consumables, equipment, and other inventory items. Common operations include tracking of receiving, container history, usage levels by user, container location, material check-in/check-out, plate management, and audit trail. User-defined location hierarchy provides for exact locations of stored materials within a building, laboratory, bench-top, freezer, etc. Users can configure container type and storage locations and search by any field, or by chemical structure.

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Decision Support

ArxLab® Search is a decision support tool enabling querying, visualizing, and reporting of data from the ArxLab® Notebook, Registration, Assay, and Inventory modules. It allows users to perform real-time searching and sorting of compound, material, assay, and inventory data, and to customize the layout of these results. Users can save save search and filter parameters, perform basic mathematical calculations, visualize chemical structures, create customizable graphs, generate 2D plotting, perform structure-activity relationship analyses, export tables to Microsoft Excel, and more. ArxLab Search can also integrate with external data repositories, offering data visualization functionality for any client information.

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Project and work request management: ArxLab Workflow is a comprehensive project and work request management system, allowing managers to make work requests and track the progress of these requests, as well as of other projects and activities. It allows users to create new work requests and to assign them to users and/or groups. Workflow allows for designation of which users or groups are allowed to: create new requests, view requests, edit requests, delete requests, and be assigned requests. Managers can submit multiple items or requirements for one request/workflow via manual entry or bulk file import.

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Related White Papers and Information


Cloud-Based Electronic Notebooks - The New Generation

Download our white paper to learn how Sunovion Pharmaceuticals adopted ArxLab Notebook to transition from paper notebooks internally, as well as to effectively manage incoming CRO data.

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Cloud-Based Electronic Notebooks - Migrating From Old to New

Download our white paper to learn how Constellation Pharmaceuticals replaced its existing client-server installation of its electronic laboratory notebook with ArxLab Notebook, increasing productivity while decreasing support requests.

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