Northwestern site-wide settings for LabArchives Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) for Research

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LabArchives ELN for research allows site administrators to control certain features of the platform. Here are the current settings for Northwestern University: 

  • Allow email to inbox – ON – You can email to send files to your LabArchives account inbox. 
  • Show content from notebooks in notification emails – ON – you will be able to see content from your notebooks in your email notifications from LabArchives 
  • Allow users to delete notebooks – OFF – You cannot delete notebooks that you own from your account. You have the option of transferring ownership to another person or edit the Include in Navigator setting in the Notebook manager to hide it from view. 
  • Allow copying from owner’s account to notebooks in another account – OFF – This setting is off to prevent copying entries to accounts outside the university.  
  • Allow transfer of notebook ownership to outsiders – OFF – If you are leaving the university and would like take your notebook with you, contact and we will assist. 
  • Limit web and mobile app sessions – OFF – Sessions are limited by NetID timeout 
  • Allow public sharing – OFF – Please contact for help with complying with new public access policies.  

If you’d like to speak with someone about the site wide settings, please email 

Need Help? 

For help using LabArchives, email

For problems logging into LabArchives with your NetID, email

For questions regarding Northwestern's site settings or policies, email

Also see our Research Data Management Guide for links to all of our help articles.

Research Data Management Support at Northwestern University 

Research computing data services partners with the Office for Research, University Libraries and Galter Health Sciences Library to provide research data management support throughout the research process. Please see the Research Data Management and Sharing page for more information


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LabArchives electronic research notebook platform. LabArchives is a cloud-based service designed as an analog to a paper notebook.