LabArchives is an Electronic Research Notebook that can be used for securely storing, sharing, searching, and managing research data in any field or as a lab manual and notebook in lab classes.

Getting Started


Launch LabArchives


University Libraries’ institutional license gives all Carnegie Mellon University students, staff, and faculty free access to both the Professional and Classroom Editions of LabArchives. CMU affiliates can use Shibboleth Single Sign-On to access their accounts with their Andrew IDs.

These instructions can be used by researchers to learn how to:

  • Create and access your free LabArchives account at CMU
  • Create and organize notebooks
  • Add data to notebooks and work with different data types
  • Share data in LabArchives

Instructors can use these instructions to learn how to:

  • Create and access your free LabArchives account at CMU
  • Build course contents
  • Create a course and add students
  • Interact with student notebooks


Service Details

LabArchives can be used to:

  • Organize research data
  • Preserve data securely, including all versions of all files
  • Share information with members of your research group or external collaborators
  • Satisfy data management mandates from funders
  • Assign, grade, and monitor student work in lab classes



Introduction to Classroom Edition
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. Eastern

View CMU LabArchives Classroom Edition Video


Introduction to Professional Edition
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Eastern

View CMU LabArchives Professional Edition Video




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