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Live eCAT demo

Posted by rory on October 12th, 2010 @ 10:09 am

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The following topics are covered in this video:

  1. Login and Dashboard
  2. Creating new documents and importing documents into eCAT
  3. Dealing with spreadsheets and making links
  4. Sharing, permissions and groups
  5. Creating and arranging protocols
  6. Attachments and folders
  7. Setting up and accessing eCAT
  8. Messaging
  9. Templates and creating new classes of records
  10. Viewing data in tabular form and exporting data
  11. Inline help:  text and videos
  12. Preferences
  13. Audit trail

How to organize your lab with the electronic lab notebook eCAT

Posted by rory on September 20th, 2010 @ 8:41 am

Overview of setting up  the electronic lab notebook eCAT up for a lab.  Shows how to set eCAT up with three sets of folders:  a Users section for information managed by individual users, such as experiments; a Lab Resources section for lab wide-wide information like lab protocols and constructs; and a Projects section for things worked on in groups.  Explains how to set up sharing and permissions for each of these three folders to establish a desirable mix of privacy and group access to records.  Finally, explains how to use Preferences to configure eCAT to reflect group and individual working style and work flow.

How to teach biology and chemistry with the electronic lab notebook eCAT

Posted by rory on September 20th, 2010 @ 8:41 am

A brief case study of using the electronic lab notebook eCAT in teaching a science class for undergraduates or high school students.  Step by step guide to setting eCAT up.  Shows how to set up users, groups and experiments, and has suggestions for introducing eCAT to the class and using eCAT during the semester.  Shows how to delete users so that eCAT can be reused for the next class.

Google Docs and the electronic lab notebook eCAT

Posted by rory on August 31st, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

Google Docs is a popular document sharing and editing application used in more and more labs. The eCAT dashboard is very similar to the Google Docs dashboard so it will feel familiar. But with eCAT you and your group can do so much more – watch this video and find out how!

The electronic lab notebook eCAT and wikis

Posted by rory on August 31st, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

Wikis are the most popular collaborative tool for sharing general lab information. But they don’t allow you to add structure to your data and so experimental data is still being recorded in paper lab notebooks. eCAT is a next generation collaborative tool. Watch this video to learn how labs are using eCAT to record and share alltheir data, including experimental data, in a single, integrated online environment.