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Written in 1985 but still a standard of the principles of proper research note taking.
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Writing the Laboratory Notebook by Howard M. Kanare
Publication Date: 1985-05-05
Discusses the vital aspects of how to make a proper and permanent record of research work. Goes beyond the mechanical of simply filling in the notebook pages with details on the skills needed to create proper records of research, observations, and results. Helps to increase awareness of whatis being done in the lab and to develop a flexible style of notekeeping that will serve a variety of research environments.
LabArchives is a web-based application designed for scientists to organize and share their laboratory data with their colleagues, friends, students, or anyone across the world. A LabArchives Notebook may be shared among any number of users; access rights are controlled by the group Administrator and can be easily modified to suit the individual needs of each researcher, educator, or contributor.
" . . . the digital lab notebook contains the record of the means used to digitally capture information about our world and the history of events describing this information’s subsequent processing until it reaches its final state as a completed digital representation.
The digital lab notebook serves the same function as a written scientist’s lab notebook before the digital age.