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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.

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.

The electronic lab notebook eCAT for PIs

Posted by rory on August 31st, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

eCAT lets everyone in the lab record and share data in a single, integrated environment.  eCAT is web based and includes a simple messaging capability, and it’s very flexible. Data can be organized and structured to suit your research needs. Find out why more and more PIs are adopting eCAT for their labs in this video.

The electronic lab notebook eCAT for postdocs and graduate students

Posted by rory on August 31st, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

eCAT lets you keep some records private and share others with those who need to see them, like your PI. It’s incredibly easy to use and at the same time helps you to get organized – no more scrabbling around for random  spreadsheets, image files and word documents. The perfect way to move from paper to an integrated electronic system. Watch this video and learn how.

Running a trial of the electronic lab notebook eCAT

Posted by rory on August 31st, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

This brief video is a step by step guide to running a trial of eCAT. It covers things like setting up file stores, configuring eCAT for initial use, and tips on a successful role out to a group of new users.