Comprehensive equipment documentation is essential for a compliant laboratory. Auditors expect a complete record of events in the life of your equipment and a usage log to quickly identify where and when the equipment was used.

SciCord ELN’s Equipment Logbook solution replaces paper or spreadsheet asset inventories.

  • Electronically document equipment/instrument inventory
  • Record daily instrument checks
  • Record instrument maintenance and attach vendor documentation
  • Automatically link equipment use with the logbook to quickly identify instrument usage.
The Equipment Logbook “Contents” page summarizes your laboratory.  A logbook can be focused on a type of equipment, a department or a lab depending on the requirements of your organization.

Asset numbers can be defined by the logbook or assigned based on a preexisting system.

Equipment is made available or unavailable via the status assignment.   Instruments past a defined calibration date are also removed from service.

For each piece of equipment summarized on the “Contents” page, a details page is provided.  The individual page contains identifying information such as Calibration Due Date, Model and Serial #.

Check events, maintenance, calibration, etc can be recorded, depending on the type of equipment.Vendor documentation may be attached to document an installation or calibration event.

Equipment used elsewhere in ELN,  will generate a direct link to the Equipment Logbook. Reviewers benefit from a direct link to open and verify the equipment documentation when reviewing a sample record.

The Status, Calibration Due Date, and Check Event history will be tracked as the piece of equipment is used throughout the system.

Instrument interface is supported to capture and record readings directly from a balance or pH meter into the sample record.


The system may be configured to allow only ‘Active’ or non-expired resources to be used in other documents, as well as providing details on whether or not a piece of equipment was checked and its last result.
The complete history of a piece of equipment is also tracked. Experiments using a particular piece of equipment can be quickly identified, for example as a way to find experiments affected by a malfunction or bad calibration.