Considerations and instructions for setting up a laboratory community

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Added on March 19, 2013 at 2:51 PM by Lindner, Jill
Modified on July 18, 2017 at 8:31 AM by Cartailler, Jean-Philippe
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Key Concepts

  1. Considerations for creating a community.
  2. Set up a laboratory community at
  3. Training and follow-up


Consider the following:

  • Do you need a system for managing resources, e.g. protocols, antibodies, vectors, mice?
  • Would you like to create a web presence for both public and private view?
  • Do your post-doctoral fellows, staff and students need a place to organize their projects?
  • Do you share documents and other types of files with co-workers and collaborators?
  • Are you currently using an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)?
  • Would you like to delegate organizational tasks to Leader in your group?
  • Would you like to feature recent publications and accomplishments for your group?

 If the answer to any of these questions is yes, consider creating a laboratory community at Labnodes.

How to Set Up a Labnodes Community 

1.  Send an email to: requesting that a community be set up.  Include the following information:

  • Investigator name
  • Laboratory contact information
  • Laboratory manager/lead name
  • Brief description of the community (for public display)
  • Photo or image for the community (JPG or PNG format, 125 X 155 pixels, or larger)
  • Keywords for the community

2.  A Labnodes administrator will:

  • Set up your community   
  • Assign an acronym for the community
  • Notify you when the community has been established
  • Provide Labnodes training to you and your laboratory members


Document Create_a_Community_ver_2_0_r11.pdf - Added on May 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM by Jill Lindner