Electronic laboratory notebooks in practice: First findings on the consequences and benefits of digital research documentation

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.31.1.35

Keywords:

electronic laboratory notebooks, open science, social innovation, implementation research

Abstract

Electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN) support transparent documentation of research processes, facilitate project-based team science and scientific exchange with cooperation partners. To foster transparency, cooperation, and knowledge transfer, academic research institutions increasingly support the use of ELN. Using the example of the institutional implementation of ELN at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, this article reflects on the social innovation potential of such a project. Based on the observation that researchers need to adapt routines in order to use ELN effectively and in line with institutional goals, this article emphasizes the social character of digital research documentation and the need to create awareness of this social character at all organizational levels. Furthermore, the development of social practices must be integrated early in higher education.

Published

08.04.2022

How to Cite

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Wetzel C, Frenzel I, Schirmer D, Pohlenz P. Electronic laboratory notebooks in practice: First findings on the consequences and benefits of digital research documentation. TATuP [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 8 [cited 2022 May 25];31(1):35-41. Available from: https://www.tatup.de/index.php/tatup/article/view/6956

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