ELECTRONIC LABORATORY NOTEBOOKS
11 May 2010
Rescentris has made its CERF ELN available to iPad and iPhone platform clients and launched the CERF Early Technology Access Program for its global customer base. CERF is a hybrid enterprise ELN and content management system (ECM) that is the first to offer a dedicated Apple iPad client application to support researchers on the go. Scientists and engineers are free to take their lab notebooks and data with them as they work. Data is secured in 21CFR11-compliant servers hosted behind the firewall or in cloud-based SaaS systems.
The Early Access Program is now available for Gold Support customers to review upcoming features, including CERF 4, and partner in product evolution. Complementing the iPad and the robust flexible Java clients is a pure (zero-footprint) web client to deliver rich ELN and ECM experiences through web browsers. The Ajax technologies of the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) interface enable users to create, edit, find, view, print, and digitally sign their lab data, documents, and records from most browsers, including mobile devices such as the iPad and iPhone (in addition to native clients).
Integrated chemical substructure search and molecular visualisation modules are available, as are secure cloud-based records archiving and preservation, controlled document management and SOP workflows, an offline ELN client, rules-based distributed data management, and 'print to CERF/send to CERF' functionality. Rescentris is extending its use of RDF data and semantic web technologies with lab inventory management, forms, and structured data management systems.