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A free and open-source
lab notebook.
Usable, efficient, simple and yet complete.


Modernize your lab
Get a real database
Find what you search easily


Export your experiments
as pdf, spreadsheet or zip archive


Any kind of lab can use eLabFTW
from molecular biology to crystallography lab


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They will always be free !

It was made by researchers, for researchers, with usability in mind.

Try a live demo How to install

This website will be redesigned in the near future. In the meantime, here is a quick features list

# general
- free (as in speech)
- free (as in beer)
- multi-plateform (server or client)
- web based (no install necessary on client)
- multiple teams
- quick search + advanced search
- git deployement

# experiments
- custom status
- visibility setting
- rich wysiwyg editor
- insert images into text
- duplicate experiments
- export as pdf
- export as zip archive
- general default experiment template
- user templates
- lock the experiment
- tags
- join any type of file
- link with database items

# database
- import from spreadsheet files
- custom type of items with templates
- same features as experiments
- rating system
- see all experiments linked with this item

# security
- formkeys
- anti bruteforce system
- log system
- secure storage of password (sha512)
- secure password reset mechanism 
- option for new account admin validation

# intellectual property
- timestamping of experiments (pdf export)
compliant with European standard ETSI TS 102 023 and
certified RGS (French General Security Specifications)
more info : https://www.universign.eu/en/timestamp/
- allow or not users to delete experiments
- revisions system to see history

# user experience
- lovely design (by Manon Potier)
- optimized code/assets for speed and correctness
- customizable keyboard shortcuts
- option for displaying a warning on editor tab close
- display preferences
- custom link in menu
- statistics
- tagcloud
- TODOlist

# planned features
- a lot


Recent Updates

This live demo will give you a better idea of the look and feel of the app.
Also, you will be able to try everything, with admin rights.

Hello, I'm Nicolas CARPi, the creator of eLabFTW.
I work in Institut Curie in Paris, France.

If you have any question, remark or suggestion you can drop me an email :

To know more about eLabFTW, you can read the FAQ on Github.