Flexible Protocols

With the many contributed modules it is possible to have different of field types or different content types for collecting data, providing great flexibility for each protocol step. More information is available in the documentation or can be seen in the demo.


Fairly unique to ELNs, a Drupal based ELN can easily incorporate the use of geolocation to mark data collection locations. This is useful for GIS (Geographic Information System), environmental, phylogeography and similar studies.

Thousands of Extensions

Thousands of free and open source contributed modules can enhance any website for desired features like workflow, diagramming, analysis, plotting & charting, media management, service architecture infrastructure and so much more.

Social Networking Integrations

With the flexibility of authentication using LDAP, a Drupal based ELN can integrate with other social networking software for more robust collaboration between researchers. This includes HumHub, Open Social or any other LDAP enabled platform.

Free and Open Source

The GNU GPL 2 License gives you free access to the source code and the ability to freely modify it as desired. However, you are not required to distribute any modifications that you may make as long as they are kept only on your website.

Easy to Install

With just a few steps you can install a Drupal based ELN on a regular LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP) server. Options include hosting providers starting at a few dollars per month or with minimal expertise you can set up a LAMP server in your own lab.