Please note - the comment menu is ubiquitous across the Labstep platform. These instructions apply to all record types: Experiments, Protocols, Inventory Resources, Inventory Items, Order Requests and the Message Board and more.

Adding a new file or note

To add a new note or data file to e.g. experiment:

  1. Navigate to the Notes tab of the experiment entry
  2. Type a comment in the text box, OR
  3. Drag&drop text or data files into the text box, OR
  4. Click the (+) icon to add a larger variety of data types. 

Adding Notes to Existing Data Elements

You can also add notes to predefined Data Elements by clicking the comment icon

Options for attaching files and other data forms. 

Labstep supports a wide variety of file types and data formats. Use the (+) icon to attach the relevant data files to your records.

From Device / Camera

Browse and attach files from the device you are working from. You can attach almost any file here as long as it's less than 100mb in size. All files you have uploaded can be downloaded again onto any device with the (download) icon.

When using a mobile device, you can connect to the camera to directly upload images and videos. These can be edited after uploading, e.g. cropping, adding text or adjusting brightness and colour. 

You can also preview Microsoft office Excel, Word and Powerpoint files. To preview one of these files, click the (Preview) icon

From Cloud Provider

Connect to your Cloud provider to directly import your files. Cloud Provides you can connect are Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox

From Folder Watcher

Use the Labstep Folder Watcher to connect and upload files from remote instruments and machines. Find more information and how to install the software here

Long text 

The long text editor allows you to attach text files using standard markup functionality. 


These are Excel-like tables and include formulas to do calculations. Find out more about tables here.


Attach molecular structures and formulas using the Labstep Molecular Editor Software. The editor software is integrated with ChemDraw to provide a seamless connection between both softwares. Find more information here

Code Snippets

Keep track of your scripts and code. Labstep supports various languages:

  • Python
  • RStudio
  • C, C++, C#
  • Matlab
  • Sas

DNA Sequences

With our built-in sequence editor you can upload annotate and edit plasmid maps and other DNA Sequences.

Can't find what you are looking for?

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