Electronic Research Notebooks Forum 2023

Tuesday, August 8 – Wednesday, August 9

Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1306

Digital notebooks are useful tools for recording and documenting data, code and the methods and results of research. UW-Madison researchers have access to several notebooks and ancillary tools that can be used for “bench” science, computational work, and qualitative research.

Join us at the Electronic Research Notebook (ERN) Forum – a free 2-day event focused on advancing research documentation and data management! Engage with vendors and current users on campus and explore how these platforms can enhance your research efficiency and reproducibility. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome at this free event!

Space is limited. Please register below:

August 8th: Notebooks for chemistry and computational work, and other related research tools; catered breakfast/snacks

Register Aug 8

Agenda for August 8

10:45 – 11:00 am: Registration

11:00- 11:20 am: Introduction to Jupyter Notebooks
Presenter: Casey Schacher

11:30- 12:00 pm: Jupyter Notebook Demo
Presenter: David James Henry

12:00 – 1:00pm: Brown Bag Lunch and Learn:
Data Science Platform. Presenter: Erwin Lares

1:00 – 1:30 pm: Introduction to Signals
Chemistry Electronic Lab Notebook. Presenter: Ariel Andrea

1:30 – 2:00 pm: Jupyter Notebook Implementation and Use. Presenter: Ken Hahn

2:15 – 2:45pm: Introduction to Google Collab
Presenter: Chris Endemann

2:50 – 3:00pm: Jupyter Notebook Integration with Lab Archives Presenter: Mary Murphy



August 9th: Learn about LabArchives, the UW-Madison’s licensed Electronic Lab Notebook, including basic and advanced features; catered breakfast and lunch.

Lab Archives Representative and Presenter: Gloria Yarandi

Register Aug 9


Agenda for August 9

8:00-8:30 am: Registration and breakfast

8:30 am: Introduction to Notebooks , LabArchives Products, Advanced Features – Session 1.

10:00-11:30 am: User Case studies – hear from current LabArchives users at UW-Madison

11:30 am-1:00 pm: Catered Lunch w/ Birds of a Feather discussion groups

  • Tips and tricks/experience sharing
  • Automation of lab/research group processes, 
  • Using notebooks to foster collaboration and information sharing, 
  • Managing data at the whole lab/research group level

1:00-2:00 pm: Introduction to Notebooks, LabArchives Products, Advanced Features  – Session 2 (Focus: Healthcare Component)

3:00 – 3:30 pm: UW Madison Process to Get Started with Restricted Data – PHI in LabArchives

3:30 – 4:00pm: Open Consultations with ELN service team and LabArchives representative