Labii electronic lab notebook (ELN) and laboratory information management system (LIMS)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Labii ELN & LIMS Introduces New Reporting Functionality

Today’s electronic lab notebook is more than just a software to replace paper and pen: it is a multi-functional data manager. People are using an ELN as it can quickly and accurately import data, notes, observations, and generate reports from a computer or mobile device. Integrate ELN with a LIMS platform, and the ELN becomes even more of a powerful data hub for all scientific labs.

With more people using an ELN and LIMS platform today than ever, the size of the data generated has increased dramatically, starting from what was once MB to now TB! It is becoming increasingly hard to track and manage all the documentation and research given such large amounts of data.  It is vital that users have a way to keep track of not only their own progress but the entire team’s progress. Labii has put a lot of effort on this and today we are announcing the new Reporting Functionality.

Labii enables you to create a report at multiple levels within an organization. As a single user/individual, you’ll be able to track your own work progress. For example, you can create a report to see how many experiments you’ve completed on a weekly basis for the past 6 months. As a Project Manager, you’ll be able to view the progress and performance of your entire team, drilling down to every detail of each team member. Now if you’re an administrator, you have the ability to track and gauge the performance of the entire company. Labii reports are also extremely flexible, meaning you have the ability to customize the chart type (Bar Chart, Line Graph, Area Chart, or Pie Chart) time range (start date and end date), and unit (days, weeks, months, years).

On top of everything mentioned above, Labii also supports report from filters. You have the ability to use filters to narrow down a specific set of records and then generate reports based on those filters.

Labii ELN & LIMS Introduces New Reporting Functionality

How to generate a report in Labii

Here is an example of how to generate an experiment report:
  1. Go to tables on the nav bar and select experiments
  2. Select Reports on the left side of the interface
  3. You now can generate experiment reports by Time, Personnel, and Projects
  4. You can select the date range, page size, and personnel if applicable
  5. You have 4 options for the report- Bar, Line, Area, and Pie

Labii ELN Reports will keep you and your team “in-the-loop” and satisfied regarding the progress of your research. If you’d like to learn more and see how you and your team can save valuable time, please schedule a demo with us at

Rushpal Singh

Monday, June 3, 2019

Labii ELN & LIMS (v4) Released

We’ve focused on the customer, listening to their issues and challenges, and we are excited to introduce the newest version of Labii ELN & LIMS platform! In this version, we focused on improving the user interface and overall user experience, responsive design for mobile, and making it easier for our users to customize the platform to meet their needs and expectations. Here are a few highlights:

A complete Mobile Responsive Design - seamless user experience for all mobile devices and tablets
A complete mobile responsive design will allow you to continue your ELN work on the go via your mobile device! The responsive design is supported on all major internet browsers on both phones and tablets; Enabling you to have your research data at your fingertips when a laptop is not accessible! Save time and continue your work on any mobile device with Labii ELN!

New Version of Labii ELN & LIMS
New Version of Labii ELN & LIMS

Updated list and details view that enables accessing your data in fewer clicks

With an updated list and details view, you will be able to access your data in fewer clicks saving you time and effort with Labii ELN! On the left side, you’ll notice a new section in which you can view versions, audit trail, details, and more without having to leave the main interface. The data that is most important to you will now be easier than ever to access.

Detail View of Labii ELN & LIMS
Detail View of Labii ELN & LIMS

Improved Search Capabilities - easier to find, use, and get the results you are looking for in seconds. 

We’ve improved our search capabilities, making it easier than ever to find, use, and get the results you are looking for in seconds! With the new navigation bar on top of the main interface, you can simply click the search icon. You have the ability to perform a quick search by typing one or two phrases, a deep search which will scan all searchable fields, and advanced search to limit the search results based on one or more particular fields. All of this can be done by clicking the search icon on the nav bar. Learn more at

Advanced Search at Labii ELN & LIMS
Advanced Search at Labii ELN & LIMS

Added report functions - Generate a report of your records based on tables, members, projects, etc.

We’ve added report functions which will generate reports of your records based on tables, members, projects, etc. This feature can now accurately track the progress of all your projects and you do not have to interrupt your daily workflow to obtain these reports. Labii ELN Reports will keep you and your team “in-the-loop” and satisfied regarding the progress of your research

Report - Labii ELN & LIMS
Report - Labii ELN & LIMS

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Rushpal Singh

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Labii ELN &LIMS Introduces New Reference Management Function

Reference management software help authors and other scholars to record and make use of bibliographic citations. They also help in the management of project references either as a company or an individual.

Proper referencing is super important in research and the pharmaceutical industry, in particular, to facilitate fact verification and enhance the concreteness of procedures as well as findings in the laboratory.

Labii's unwavering mission to simplify the activities of scientists and promote transparency in scientific research with ELN and LIMS keeps making ground-breaking progress. The most recent development is in the domain of reference management functionalities.

To make referencing possible, Labii has introduced new widgets: PMID, PubMed Abstract, and PubMed Citation.

What is PubMed?

PubMed is a free search engine which provides primary access to the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The database is maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval.

In addition to being used to document new scientific data, Labii ELN & LIMS can now help you managed the published papers from PubMed. 

New Reference Management Features of Labii ELN & LIMS

PMID is a Column type widget which stores PubMed ids and synchronizes other fields with PubMed. The Table below shows various fields that can be added

PubMed id
Journal title
Journal volume
Journal issue
Journal pages
The authors
Published date
PMC id
Link of full text

PubMed Abstract and PubMed Citation are section widgets. The former displays the abstract of a paper after checking to ensure it has been downloaded. It will automatically download and save the abstract in the database if it has not been downloaded. The PubMed Abstract widget replies on the PMID widget to query the abstract and provides an error message if the field is missing.

The latter displays the summary for multiple PMID’s and can be inserted into multiple experiments or protocols. It doesn’t reply on PMID widgets.

You can add a list of PMIDs by clicking on the edit icon and then pasting a list of PMIDs separated by “,” or on PMID per line.

How to Create Your Own Reference Manager in Labii

Labii’s new function to manage references is easy to use as your own reference manager, once you get familiar with the configuration and use.


  1. Start by creating a table; papers
  2. Add PMID columns and all other related columns as described above. 
  3. Labii ELN &LIMS Introduces New Reference Management Function
    Labii Column Configuration for Reference Manager
  4. Add Abstract section to default section with widget PubMed Abstract.
    Labii ELN &LIMS Introduces New Reference Management Function
    Labii Section Configuration for References Manager
    1. Add Full Text section to default section with widget Files (No Preview).

    How to use

    1. After adding a new paper, type any string to the title. 
    2. Provide correct PMID
    3. Click the Submit button to submit. 
    4. The page will redirect to the detailed view of the paper, and the abstract will be updated automatically. 
    5. Click the “sync” next to the PMID to download the paper title, journal, authors, etc. from PubMed. 
    6. Upload full text to Full Text section. 

    You can go on to add other fields to enhance reference management. For instance:

    • is_read – can be added to check whether a paper has been read. 
    • category – to track the category of the paper etc.

    Also, the import function can be used to batch import all PMID.

    Benefits of Using Labii’s Reference Management Software

    • All data is stored in one repository. 
    • Citations can be inserted to the protocols/experiments in Labii ELN & LIMS 
    • Additional notes can be inserted for each paper.

    Labii ELN & LIMS is different from other reference managers. Although it now provides reference management functions as an additional utility, it wasn’t designed to replace any of the reference managers in the market as it doesn’t allow the insertion of citations when writing an article.