ELN/LIMS services description

SV-IT offers to every groups of the Faculty the possibility to install a highly customisable LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) combined with an ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook).

Main features include :

  • Organization of data file by projects, experiments, notes or samples
  • Research lab protocols with versioning
  • Management of samples or other content with barcodes
  • Databases management (plasmids, antibodies, etc …) as well as product inventory and stock management
  • Biobanking processes traceability
  • Data sharing features
  • Management of access rights and user permissions (included with non-EPFL partners) for collaboration
  • QA / QC processes
  • Creation of PDF lab notebook
  • Excel data import/export
  • Animal Facility information system integration
  • Customizable functions with API
  • Usage through a web browser and cross platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS)
  • Data centralized on a common and secure storage system,

Interested laboratories have the possibility to test the system during a trial period. The implementation is an iterative process. The pace and the priorities of the deployment is determined by the laboratory according to his specific needs.

The annual flat fee charged to a single laboratory for a full software usage, training and support are (CHF) :

Full Professor

Associate Professor

Tenure Track Assistant Professor
or Core Facility





Data storage capacity (per TB per year)


These costs include all expenses associated for operating the software (infrastructure, server, licenses, updates, training and support) and allow an unlimited number of users per laboratory.

The system is installed on secure servers at the EPFL. Data are stored on the professional SV-IT infrastructure, on which many laboratories have are already allocated storage space.

This service is jointly funded by the VPSI and SV Faculty.