This site is interesting because it helps researchers perform a variety of tasks and supports their online community. At the same time, it provides clear paths to access more information without overwhelming the user. And btw, the goal of the site is easily comprehensible.
LabLife is free for academic labs. We recently learned that UCSF postdocs are using it frequently. And they’re not the only ones, according to LabLife over 1800 labs from 1200 institutions world-wide are using the site.
Here are a few examples how the site supports several aspects of a researcher’s lab life:
- searching for products,
- coordinating purchases (preventing ordering mistakes),
- managing (tracking) reagents, documents, and data,
- searching for jobs and publications, and
- sharing information with colleagues and the community.
What do you think?