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Work efficiently using an electronic lab notebook (ELN)

An electronic lab notebook (ELN) helps you work more tructured and efficiently during and after your research project. An electronic lab notebook supports the scientific workflow: collaboration, capturing of data from lab equipment, organisation and analysing, manage inventory, and logging research activities.

Advantages using an an electronic lab notebook (ELN)

  • Facilitates collaborative work both within and outside your research group
  • Offers an easy one point access to all protokoll, material, and results
  • Improves your lab workflow
  • Provides an overview over all project data
  • Provides a secure environment and protection of your data
  • Helps complying with existing data management regulations

Labguru – an electronic lab notebook

Labguru is designed for researchers and laboratory staff. You and your team can effectively and in a secure manner plan experiments, monitor progress, share results and comments, store research results, and manage inventory. You can easily upload lab notes, images, structures, documents from different devices.

How to get a Labguru licence

Contact Library & ICT at servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se (servicedesk[at]lu[dot]se) to activate a Labguru license and to get a Labguru account. Add Labguru in the subject field for quicker service. Licenses are not personal and can be used freely between group members.

We also appreciate if you would give us the following information:
    •    Number of licenses needed
    •    Group name suggestion
    •    Cost center for invoice
    •    Lucat ID for members you wish to add
    •    Name of PI for the group

Contact Library & ICT at Faculty of Medicine for adding a new user to your Labguru account. Send your request to servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se. Add Labguru in the subject field.

  1. Make sure that your Labguru account is activated. If you still experience problems logging in, try to reset your Lucat password.
  2. Reset your Lucat password at Lund University website

User support is provided by Biodata. Contact general support at support [at] biodata [dot] com. You can also chatt with the Biodata support team while signed in.

Library & ICT offer support for accessibility and license administration, free of charge.Contact us at servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se.

You find a general module for user training in Labguru, “Labguru Academy”, a free learning platform from Biodata. There are also webinars at regular intervals. Specific training sessions can be offered by Biodata.

Labguru Tutorial videos at

A Labguru license costs 1300 SEK per year for research groups affiliated with Faculty of Medicine. The research group leader/PI is the owner of the research group´s lab notebook and responsible for financing.

The faculty Library & ICT unit is system administrator and system owner. Our research support team manages license administration, unser accounts, and accessibility. Labguru is delivered and developed by Biodata Inc.

Secure storage of your data at Lund University servers

All data are stored on secure servers at Lund University. Labguru lets you sign and witness experiments in full compliance with FDA CFR 21 part 11 regulations to protect your intellectual property. BioData has a ISO 27001: 2013 certification, one of the most reputable and accepted standards for management systems of information security.

Library & ICT manages all Labguru accounts manually instead of using Biodata Inc. to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Contact and Support

Library & ICT Research support team

Ask a question or book a support session and consultation through Library & ICT´s contact form.