Become a member
Using the OpenIO labs platform is easy. First you need a membership account giving you access to instruction manuals, how to documents, user forms and your OpenIO LabBook. The OpenIO LabBook is a powerful instrument control and data management platform accessible from anywhere you have internet access .
Don’t worry, basic member is free and allows you to collect and organise data in your LabBook. If you want to take full advantage of OpenIO Labs instrumentation control features you can join as a Power-user member. Power-users control instrumentation with Python or C via ScriptML to achieve maximum interoperability between all the equipment in their laboratories. A Developer membership goes even further, giving members tools to modify hardware to suit particular requirements.
Connect and collect data
There are several ways to collect data in your LabBook. Power-users use IO Interfaces to make a physical connection to their equipment. IO interfaces have on board communications and processing power allowing a smart two way connection for both data collection and active programmatic control. Free members can upload data using a simple Python, Matlab, or Octave via a RESTful interface, turning almost any instrument into a virtual data collection IO interface. Soon C++, GO, Antha and Java will also be available.
Organise your data
Your LabBook is a flexible metadata tagging system. Tags can be used to track specific information, compile reports and share for reporting and publication. It is data about your data.
Simply tell your Labbook the tags you want associated with data from any particular instrument or during a particular situation. These tags will be added to each data set you create, keeping your results in context by automatically collecting information about hardware, software and running conditions.
Your data is stored in the LabBooks immutable database so it is a safe archive. You can resample your original data to include additional parameters, new time windows or to reprocess via new algorithms. You have control and access to the data you need in the way you want.
Share your data
Once you have the data you want and in the way you want, your OpenIO LabBook can be use to share it with other. Reports can be created and shared, data can be exported and soon you will be able to link your OrchID, ResearchGate other ID to your OpenIO membership. Linking IDs allows our members to more easily report results, track of publications, and ensure that results are more visible.