There are a number of DRN features unique to UQ. Check out the following FAQs for help:
For all other Digital Research Notebook support, please use this guide or the LabArchives Knowledgebase.
For existing LabArchives users - users who have created a LabArchives account before 1 June 2019, follow these instructions:
Link an Existing LabArchives Account
These steps should be used if you have an existing LabArchives account and you would like to connect to the University of Queensland sign-on page. All pre-existing lab notebooks will be there, unchanged.
Note: It is important that the current owner of your lab notebook completes this process. Without this, the linking will not be successful.
For UQ users, you can request one notebook per UQRDM project record.
Changes to who can access your digital research notebook can only be made via the UQRDM.
To add or remove collaborators (or owners), open up the project record in UQRDM. Use the dashboard to add or remove project members and collaborators. This will automatically add or remove those researchers from the LabArchives DRN linked to that project. For more instructions refer to the UQ Research Data Manager guide's updating a record page.
The project record owner and lead can add or remove collaborators from an RDM project record at any time during the project. As the DRN is linked to the RDM project record, all these changes will be implemented automatically.
If you have more than one DRN, each linked to separate projects, you must open each project record in UQRDM and make any collaborator changes via the dashboard.
As a UQ research notebook is attached to a UQRDM research project, the project Owner or the project Lead will be the "admin users" of the notebook. When the Owner or the Lead changes for a particular UQRDM research project, the "admin users" for the notebook attached to the project will automatically change.
In other words, there is no manual process involved to "transfer" the notebook to another person. Managing project owners, project leads, and project collaborators can all be done in UQRDM.
The UQRDM project Owner or the Lead are the "admin users" of the notebook, and as such are the only ones to have full rights to manage the notebook. This includes a number of settings, such as managing users signing rights and comments. For more information, visit the LabArchives knowledgebase.
Note: You need to add or remove collaborators in your UQRDM project record via rdm.uq.edu.au.
UQ users need to go through UQRDM (rdm.uq.edu.au) to request a LabArchives notebook:
Contact www.labarchives.com/online-support if you have problems.
It is possible to add additional collaborators not listed on the UQRDM project record to the notebook, and give them access to the whole notebook, a folder, page or single entry. These collaborators will be listed as "guests" within the notebook and access can only be given for 60 days. It is also possible to give read only (view) or editing access. For further instructions on how to set this up, please see the relevant LabArchives knowledgebase article.
Note: Users that are added as guests to a notebook will never have access to the UQRDM storage for a project.
Yes! Lab Archives notebooks are highly compatible with Microsoft Office products.
There are two options. You can open a Microsoft Office document directly within the DRN environment. The plug-in provides most of the functionality, but not all of the functionality and features of Microsoft Word and Excel.
If you have more complex documents with lots of formatting, cell-based calculations, etc., then try the Microsoft Office Plug-in to upload to your notebook. So you work in the desk-top version of your document, then save it to directly your DRN. The plug-in is available via the Software Centre on UQ computers. LabArchives Knowledgebase provides detailed instructions on how to use the Microsoft Plug-in to save your documents to your DRN, for both Mac and Windows.
If you have a UQRDM record that you would like to delete but want to keep the DRN attached to it, as part of an ongoing research project, there is a way. You can create a new record in UQRDM and have your existing DRN linked to the new record following these steps:
If you need any assistance, please contact email@example.com.