The days of the paper lab notebook might be numbered. As data acquisition and analysis move further into the electronic world, researchers will most likely rely more heavily on electronic media to manage their data. Enter the free Internet-based research management systems software specifically designed for scientists by Metazoa Systems of San Francisco. With only the click of a button, scientists can upload and retrieve images and other electronic files and archive notes or protocols in an organized manner. Once stored, information can be easily retrieved by the authoring scientist or accessed by other researchers, eliminating the need to rummage through page after page of illegible notes to find that one piece of missing data.

According to Gregory Daniel Frank, business development director at Metazoa, the software allows scientists at different universities and companies from around the world to communicate with each other and to share data. Metazoa offers...

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