Digital Research Notebooks (DRNs) are a UQ wide digital solution that replaces paper based research notebooks and lab notebooks.
Provisioned via the UQ Research Data Manager (RDM) system, it allows you to organise, store, curate and share all your project's research or laboratory data including working documents, images, observations, and data in any format.
UQ's DRNs use the LabArchives platform, ensuring your project's data can be managed from a single point, on multiple devices, and from anywhere.
For more information on the UQ Research Data Manager, please see the Guide.
LabArchives is a secure, cloud based collaborative research data management and electronic laboratory notebook platform. Adopted by many Go8 universities it is now part of the UQRDM suite of research data management services.
The Lab Archives DRN is suitable for research across all disciplines at UQ, and provides secure storage based in Australia. You can access your project's data from anywhere, including in the field, via mobile apps for Android and Apple.
LabArchives is integrated with many tools used by UQ researchers including Microsoft Office, ChemDoodle (for chemical sketching), GraphPad Prism, Vernier Logger Pro, Google Docs, allowing you to work and save these directly within the DRN environment. The tools also allow you to write mathematical equations and download machine generated data using Folder Monitor function.