The following recommended actions will help get you up to speed on LabArchives:
- Take a few minutes to download the Microsoft Office plug-in, which integrates the LabArchives service with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Test creating DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers), which can help meet funding agency data sharing requirements.
- Test tagging entries. This will help you find them later, when using the advanced search feature.
- You may sign a page or set up a custom witnessing (co-signing) widget.
- Help your team get started. Create notebooks for each member and send e-mail invites with the share or add user features. Alternatively, simply add your entire team to a single notebook (for a specific project, for example).
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Do not worry about Storage. Your (PI’s) account has unlimited space (as do PI-created notebooks), and the large file upload feature allows you to upload individual files as large as 4 gigabytes each.
- While normally accessing the service via computer or tablet browser, the mobile apps (get the Android app or download the iOS app) are likely the best way of using it on your smartphone. Be sure to try the hands-free and handwriting recognition features.
- Work stored in your LabArchives account will never be lost. It’s always automatically encrypted and backed up.
- You may print a copy of your notebook and/or download an HTML version of it.