Data Management Solutions for Researchers

The CERF ELN has an abundance of solutions for data management in the lab.

Researchers can capture data their way!Solutions for Researchers

  • Researchers can enter text via keyboard, handwriting recognition apps, voice dictation, or any other method they usually use with their computer. They  can add any file in any format via drag-and-drop. Addition of single documents and whole complex, hierarchic folder and file trees is supported. Users can also capture emails and email attachments as well as .ZIP, .XML or other archives or bundles of data from instruments and remote partners using the CERF Automaton. The CERF Automaton works great with third party data capture tools like Mettler Toledo LabX or Topos Technologies LabSpeed LS
  • Use your favorite application, such as Word or Excel. Launch directly from within CERF ELN, while taking advantage of its version control, audit trails and secure collaboration features.
  • Use in-line file viewers to see most file types instantly or represent the data using any image, screen capture or description you like to give instant meaning to obscure file types or verbose data files.
  • Use any file you like as a template for data in CERF. CERF’s elegant round-trip editing engine lets you summon those files as needed, edit or fill in missing data, then return seamlessly to CERF.
  • Streamline and expedite routine tasks with easily created templates for entries, pages, experiments or entire notebooks.
  • Link to additional files, data, samples or resources stored inside or outside the system.

Organize data so it’s always at your fingertips!

  • Organize lab and reference data into folders, notebooks, sections and pages
  • Version control maintains all revisions, including metadata on who did what and when
  • Add links to connect to external databases for very large datasets
  • Store, retrieve or archive all your data in a secure environment
  • Data management that is secure, flexible, reliable and under your sole control

Powerful semantic search. Never lose data again!

  • Easily find data from weeks, months, even years ago
  • Search colleagues’ work, as well as your own (subject to access rights)
  • Search structured, unstructured and metadata
  • Tag, bookmark or rate data for efficient bundling and rapid retrieval of related assets
  • Automatic and seamless metadata extraction from most file types including GPS data associated with images and voice annotations taken with your mobile device. Metadata immediately becomes a searchable category.
  • Enjoy Data Management as it should be. Preserve the knowledge and methods of your organization through the years despite changes in staff, project goals and corporate structure.

Collaborate with colleagues…inside and outside your organization!

  • Choose what and with whom you share your data, and what they can do with it
  • Built-in messaging with full audit trail
  • Comment on your colleagues’ research

Comply, effortlessly and from anywhere!

  • Fully compliant with 21 CFR Part 11, FISMA, GLP and ISO regulatory requirements
  • Automatic audit trail lets you effortlessly capture all revisions
  • Digitally sign off on research from across the lab or across the world

Export your work easily!

  • Streamline your publishing process by having all your information in one place
  • Easily convert pages, sections or entire notebooks into PDF
  • Package and deliver work to a patent attorney, while remaining within the security of the CERF ELN system
  • Alternatively, use the bulk export command to retrieve some or all of your original data in its native file formats, along with all metadata, hierarchically organized just as it is in CERF.