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Organizing Your Research Data
Organizing Your Research Data

What is the best practice method for documenting your research data in Labguru

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Written by Ilya letnik
Updated over a week ago

One of the key features of the ELN is its hierarchical structure, which allows you to easily organize and access your data in a logical and efficient manner.

Understanding the Hierarchical Structure

The hierarchical structure in Labguru is similar to a tree, with a main "root" folder at the top, and subfolders branching out from it. This structure allows you to create a hierarchy of folders and subfolders, making it easy to categorize and store your data.

Creating Folders and Subfolders

To create a new folder in your ELN, simply click on the "New Folder" button at the top of the page. You can then give your folder a name and choose its location within the hierarchy. To create a subfolder, simply click on the "New Subfolder" button within an existing folder.

Organizing Your Data

Once you have created your folders and subfolders, you can start organizing your data within them. You can create new entries, upload files, and add notes to your folders and subfolders. This allows you to keep all of your data related to a specific project or experiment in one place, making it easy to find and access when needed.

Accessing Your Data

The hierarchical structure in Labguru makes it easy to access your data. You can navigate through the folders and subfolders to find the specific data you are looking for. You can also use the search function to quickly locate a specific entry or file within your ELN.

Collaborating with Others

The hierarchical structure in Labguru also makes it easy to collaborate with others. You can share specific folders or subfolders with your colleagues, allowing them to view and edit the data within them. This is especially useful for team projects or when working with external collaborators.


The hierarchical structure in Labguru's ELN is a powerful tool for organizing and managing your laboratory data. By creating folders and subfolders, you can easily categorize and store your data, making it easy to access and collaborate with others. So why not start organizing your data in Labguru's ELN today?


Creating a project is the first step to describe your research.

A project can be the main scientific question or goal. We’ve gathered a few use cases to help you choose the best fit for your organization.

Each project is composed of folders.


A folder is a milestone to achieve under the main goal, it can be compared to a chapter in a scientific article.
You can add unlimited folders to a project and divided them into layers of sub-folders as well.

To add a new main folder - click on '+Add Folder' in the 'Progress' tab of the desired project:

Sub-folders help divide your data into sub-steps to provide better organization of milestones that contain an extensive number of experiments. 

To add a new sub-folder - Go to the main folder page, navigate to the 'Folders tab and click '+Add new folder':

Folders and sub-folders contain experiments which are the building blocks of your research and store the documentation and data.

The folders organization is flexible, and meant to support an easy and clear view of the data stored in each project. You can always move folders and experiments around to re-organize them if needed.

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