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The open-source platform openBIS (open Biology Information System) offers an Electronic Laboratory Notebook and a Laboratory Information Management System (ELN-LIMS) solution suitable for the academic life science laboratories. openBIS ELN-LIMS allows researchers to efficiently document their work, to describe materials and methods, and to collect raw and analysed data and analysis scripts.

The openBIS ELN-LIMS platform is developed by the Scientific IT Services (SIS) of ETH Zurich, with whom we closely collaborate.

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For use in universities, other non-profit research organizations and Swiss government agencies, members of such institutions can get a permanent account free of obligations from SIS. Employees of for-profit companies and foreign government agencies can obtain an account for testing the software. Permanent access to binary releases for use in for-profit companies will require an agreement with SIS.


Barillari C, Ottoz D, Fuentes-Serna JM, Ramakrishnan C, Rinn B, Rudolf F (2015) openBIS ELN-LIMS: an open-source database for academic laboratories. Bioinformatics.

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