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VIB deploys ELN to replace paper notebooks

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VIB, a Belgium based non-profit life sciences research institute, has selected CambridgeSoft's E-Notebook for deployment to over 400 VIB researchers. This decision follows a successful pilot study carried out in 2009. E-Notebook, an application that facilitates research collaboration and knowledge management, will be rolled out during 2010 to VIB scientists active in many biotechnology research domains (genomics, plant biology, neurobiology, microbiology, etc) at four different universities in Flanders.

By introducing the ELN, VIB aims to replace the use of paper laboratory notebooks while simultaneously provide each research group the flexibility to adapt E-Notebook to their specific scientific needs.

'E-Notebook enables us to capture and store our research data in one common system across the VIB community, facilitating higher data standardisation and more data exchange among our scientists,' said Dr Jo Bury, managing director of VIB. 'Moreover, VIB scientists are able to search, compare and retrieve their digital data more easily. E-Notebook also increases efficiency as it reduces reporting time and avoids repetition of previously performed experiments.'