Aalto's Electronic Laboratory Notebook (Aalto Notebook): Quick Guide

Aalto Notebook ( is an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) platform that in its most basic form replicates a paper laboratory notebook. With Aalto Notebook you get a secure, modern and compliant system to track your experiments efficiently but also manage your lab with a powerful and versatile database.

In addition, Aalto Notebook offers several advantages over traditional paper notebooks; it facilitates better data management practices, a more sustainable knowledge base, and relatively seamless collaboration between researchers.

Aalto Notebook features and uses

Aalto Notebook features:  Aalto Notebook is useful for:
  • Autosave data
  • Automated backups
  • Drag and drop functionality for images
  • Share with colleagues
  • Exportable data (individual or bulk experiments)
  • Timestamping (for IPR)
  • Follow experiments step-by-step
  • Tag experiments
  • Recording experiment methods, results, notes
  • Sharing with members of your research groups or research teams
  • Editing and co-writing experimental results and notes with others
  • Connecting with experimental hardware via an API
  • Storing research notebooks under different tags and folders

Technical requirements to start using Aalto Notebook

•    Internet-connected device (desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, etc.)
•    Web browser (Firefox/Chrome/Edge/Safari depending on your OS)

How do I start using Aalto Notebook?

To start using Aalto Notebook, all you have to do is visit Aalto Notebook ( and log in for the first time. This can be done in the following two ways depending on the type of user you are.

Getting around in Aalto Notebook

Now that you are successfully logged into Aalto Notebook, it is time to start using it and create your very first notebook. To know how and more, please check out the instructions below. You can also find a detailed user guide on the top menu bar of Aalto Notebook.

In case of questions or issues related to Aalto Notebook, please contact [email protected] for support.

Basic user guide




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