LabArchives

To protect and preserve research data at UVA, and comply with funding requirements for government agencies, UVA now has a university-wide license to LabArchives.

LabArchives helps researchers to manage the results of their research efforts, record and document research processes and procedures, and manage digital research data in way that increase reproducibility, efficiency, collaboration, searchability, and security. It is a cloud-based platform that is securely accessible via the Internet from anywhere in the world, using computers and mobile devices.

Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs) allow users to record data in any file format, collaborate within their group and lab, and retain a complete history of the data. All data and activity in LabArchives is searchable and auditable, allowing users to prove discovery, apply for grants, and establish compliance.

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Request LabArchives Access

All faculty, students and staff with a valid UVA e-mail may create a LabArchives Account.

Request LabArchives Access

Once your request has been approved, you will be sent directions on how to finish setting up your LabArchives Account. Please visit our 'Quick Start Guide' for more information on how to finish setting up your account.

Ownership of any new notebook will be assigned to the Principal Investigator (PI) of the lab/project or a faculty member, per UVA policy. All other accounts will be set up with 'user' attributes. 

Notebook owners are able to designate an administer to help with the management of user roles and the creation of new notebooks. To learn more about assigning an administrator, please follow the directions found on our "How to Get Started" page. 

About LabArchives at UVA

Learn more about UVA’s ELN platform, LabArchives, which can be used to store data, observations, notes, and other digital materials generated during the research process.

Learn more about ELNs

Learn more about LabArchives

Transitioning to an ELN

Restricted and Highly Sensitive Data

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Get Help & Discover Resources

UVA Researchers can view training videos, webinars, and support documentation online. Those who still have questions can always contact the UVA LabArchives Service Team at LabArchives@virginia.edu.

Help & Support

Upcoming Trainings

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Contact Us

Beginning July 1, 2025, UVA will require that all current projects with NIH grant and/or federal funding will be required to use LabArchives. If you are unsure of your lab’s status, please contact the Office of the Vice President of Research.

LabArchives supports compliance with the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. By utilizing the features within LabArchives, researchers will be able to (1) plan and budget for data management and sharing, (2) create a Data Management & Sharing (DMS) plan, and (3) implement a DMS plan. 

For more information about how LabArchives supports the key aspects of this requirement, please visit our FAQs page and the Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy overview on the LabArchives site.

Access to LabArchives has been provided in partnership by the Office of the Vice President of Research, the University of Virginia Library, and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.