Use your Digital Research Notebook in the Lab

UQ researchers, evolve your practice in the lab and replace your lab notebook with a Digital Research Notebook. 

Add content to your notebook

Request a Digital Research Notebook via UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM) system. Add and create content in ways that work for you from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone including:

  • taking images and uploading them directly to the notebook
  • input files directly from instruments
  • drag and drop files to pages in the notebook
  • handwrite using a stylus
  • direct keyboard entry.
Researcher using their Digital Research Notebook on a tablet in the lab.
Researcher using their digital research notebook.

Great features

Your digital research notebook manages your data and is searchable and easy to share. 

In the lab environment, you can be sure that when an experiment goes wrong, or chemicals are spilled, your notebook won’t be destroyed in the process! No more sticking, gluing, cutting, and pasting. All entries can be saved, moved, and edited appropriately. And pages can’t be cut out or removed!

Your notebook can also be signed and witnessed easily online, without waiting for your colleagues to do this in person. This is a really important feature, saving you time and securing your data if there is any intellectual property or patents pending.

UQ researcher in lab disinfecting their smartphone.
Hygiene and safety are important when using personal devices such as smartphones in the lab.

Make the switch

Go to UQRDM to sign up for a Digital Research Notebook or discuss with your lab manager how they could work for you.

Check out our Digital Research Notebooks guide for more information or email us at

Last updated:
15 February 2021