Introduction to Sparklix, an Electronic Lab Notebook
What’s available in the paper?
Assist in the exhausting search for the right
a pool of ELN solutions available in the
their primary market audience
touches upon the evolution of the vendor
landscape from 2006-2008
This market flood of ELN technology has
brought about both +ve and –ve effects.
• Companies now have the ability to choose from a
wide variety of vendors
• Competition leads to lower market prices per seat and
for concurrent use
• Quality of product is continuously improved to stay
ahead of the competition
• The search for the right solution can be exhausting
• ELN upstarts can lack stability and go out of business or
get bought out by others
Sparklix ::: NIH e-Notebook MISSION
No more paper notebooks, one place for all
lab data, Save the forests.
Easy search for old experiments/data,
Save the Aspirin.
Sharing data with others easily,
Save your car.
Free software for the scientific crowd,
Save your wallet.
Sparklix ::: Company Overview
SparkLix Collaborative Lab Notebook - for
life science research, its FREE for unlimited use,
private and secure.
Research documenting, organizing and
sharing your projects, experiments and
protocols, including files of any type.
Sparklix, a Recommended ELN
The most simple to use ELN
All needed functionaly
Great tool for coherently organize lab work
Freeware without space and usage limitation
THE HALLMARK of SPARKLIX is EASE of USE
Costof Pro version
$80 /user /year
$40 /user /year (for universities members)
How does Sparklix ELN help you
collaborate with your colleagues?
Invite ppl to become ur contact
Approval done, experiments and protocol can be shared
Choose to share with specific contacts, so that they can either edit/view it
Setting can be changed any time
You can create projects and assign your contacts to them
Associated information will be accessible by all the project members
How does Sparklix ELN help you manage
Files of any type can be uploaded – images
spreadsheets, sequences, etc.
When you share an experiments with ur
contacts, the files in the experiment are shared
Textual and graphic annotations can be
added to your results.
Tables can be created in the experiment. It
can be populated with structured results, like
a small-scale spreadsheet.
How can you find your data or data that
was shared with you?
You can perform specific search for each type
of data – experiments, protocols, files, etc.
You can search by keyword and by date