Parsing Lab Software Features: A Guide to Ensuring Data Security

Learn how to safeguard your sensitive lab data 

Securing lab data is paramount in the digital age. Labs face the daunting task of choosing software that both streamlines operations and rigorously protects sensitive information. Data security is also vital for complying with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining the integrity and reliability of research, and safeguarding against financial and reputational damage. All labs have a vested interest in securing research data and IP against financial loss, legal repercussions, and reputational damage, however, some industries and research, like biotech, genomics, and materials science, handle particularly sensitive data or face more severe consequences in the case of a breach.  

Parsing Lab Software Features: A Guide to Ensuring Data Security

This whitepaper, accompanied by a practical tipsheet, offers in-depth insights into the critical features to look for in electronic lab notebook (ELN) software, focusing on comprehensive data protection, regulatory compliance, and robust security policies. Key aspects include assessing software for data encryption standards, backup protocols, access control, and compliance with industry regulations like FDA 21 CFR Part 11. The guide also underscores the importance of understanding the infrastructure and organizational security policies of software providers. This resource can help managers navigate the complexities of data security considerations for software selection, cutting through the jargon with clear definitions and examples.

Download this whitepaper and tipsheet guide to:

  • Identify essential security features in lab software.
  • Understand the nuances of regulatory compliance and data protection.
  • Evaluate software providers based on their security infrastructure and policies.
  • Make informed decisions for your lab's software needs, ensuring both efficiency and data integrity.

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