Features & Benefits

Hivebench is a flexible, easy-to-use ELN designed to fit Life Science workflows. Whether you’re a researcher, PI or lab manager, with Hivebench you can start research data management at the bench securing comprehensive, consistent and catalogued data capture.

Hivebench Features

Lab Notebook

Your research workflow will be more efficient using Hivebench.Plan your experiments in calendar, prepare, conduct, and analyse results on-the-go on your iPad. Find previous data and share them with your colleagues. And finally export to Mendeley Data to prepare your next publication.

Research Data

Any kind of files can be added to experiments. You will preview images and videos inside your notebook, or link other file types for further review.

Protocols and Inventories databases

Create a knowledge base for your team. Share the same procedure to help new comers start quickly in your team. Track reagents and don’t forget to order empty ones. Publish your best methods to the world thanks to our Open Science protocol repository.

Reporting and compliance

Benefit from the pharmaceutical standards (FDA 21 CFR Part 11) and get access to audit trails. Your data can be protected following your own IT and legal requirements, including local install on your institute servers.

Hivebench benefits

Easy to use

Hivebench is so user friendly, even someone who’s never used an ELN will be able to prepare, analyse and share data quickly. It’s accessible everywhere on the web (PC, Mac, Linux) or iOS devices, making it even more flexible.

Saves time

Hivebench cuts research data management time significantly by facilitating rapid data entry and retrieval. Previous results are easy to locate when data and metadata are standardized and searchable.

Improves data sharing

Through the ELN network, Life Scientists can access shared protocols and reagent databases, making knowledge management far easier. Hivebench also enables straightforward export of data as PDFs and links to Mendeley Data, allowing digital publication of datasets.

Increases compliance

Individual and institutional compliance requirements are easier to meet thanks to Hivebench. Research results are easily traceable, with full transparency regarding who was involved in data entry and who has accessed it.

Preserves institutional data securely

Local installation of Hivebench allows for direct integration with an institutional data repository, securing long-term archiving of experiment data. Even when Life Scientists move on in their career, experimental results and procedures are preserved so institutions don’t lose knowledge.

Helps track team activity

Hivebench helps PI’s and lab managers keep track of activity in their lab, including dedicated alerts so they know when they need to respond to requests. The Life Scientists themselves are in full control of what is shared to secure efficient workflows.

Why use an Electronic Lab Notebook

Working with a paper notebook poses challenges for Life Scientists in the workflow. Only an Electronic Lab notebook can give structure to data records, ensuring re-usability and reproducibility, and make it easier to share and preserve information.


Pain of paper notebook


Gain of Hivebench

  • No access to protocols


  • Colleagues have access (continuity)
  • Can’t bring paper into the lab
  • Lose paper drafts
  • Where to share the results


  • Always accessible when in the lab
  • Spend lot of time writing on paper
  • Data & protocols not in same place
  • No search feature
  • Decipher notes from colleagues
  • Individual process, no consistency


  • Controlled access to data
  • Track comments & conversations
  • Analysis in real-time at the bench
  • Rewrite part of drafts in notebook
  • Data security
  • Not compliant with funder/FDA
  • No uniform format for sharing


  • Template to share results/ consistency
  • Time consuming to sign daily
  • Hide failure from PI / peers

Close (daily)

  • Automated sign-off
  • Preserve in non-proprietary format