Demonstration of the Open Science Framework (OSF) Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

A demonstration of Open Science Framework's (OSF) Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN). OSF's application is a free, open-source web tool designed to help researchers track, manage, store, and if they choose, share their entire research workflow. 
A wide range of resources for perspective electronic lab notebook (ELN) users can be found on the Gurdon Institute website at The site includes:

  • What is an Electronic Lab Notebook, and why should I use one?
  • A note about DIY documentation systems
  • Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) vs Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Disengagement - what if I want to change systems?
  • Which ELN would be best for me/my group?
  • Evaluating the product
  • Some current ELN products (suitability, platform, storage, and other details)
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Open Science Framework (OSF)
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Collaborative workflow
Data collection
Data handling
Data management
Data management planning
Data usage
Digital preservation workflow
Electronic lab notebook (ELN)
Workflows - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Gurdon Institute
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Contributor Organization(s): 
University of Cambridge
Funding and sponsorship
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Demonstration / Simulation - imitation or modeling of a real-world process.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Graduate student
Undergraduate student
Data professional
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide