Researchers can benefit by keeping a systematic record of their research. For many disciplines, this may take the form of a diary or notebook to record ideas, articles and references. Laboratory-based researchers usually complete lab notebooks as crucial components of data management. Look to the local practices in your research group or lab for guidance.
Research/lab notebooks can play an important role in:
Thorough and effective management of laboratory data and the routine documentation of all lab procedures is a highly important responsibility for all researchers.
If you want to learn more about the electronic lab notebook system at VIB, please see these tutorials