• Browse By Topic

  • Recent Blog Posts

  • Think Pink with ChemDraw

    by Nessa CarsonDrawing with FlairAfter much tweaking, I have a set of ChemDraw® settings, not unlike the sturdily-bonded Totally Synthetic stylesheet that went around the chemistry community a few years ...

    Continue Reading

  • Videos and Demos

    • Electronic signatures in E-Notebook

    • Presenter: Jesse Gordon , Company: PerkinElmer Informatics
    • Duration: 6 min
      • Printer Friendly Bookmark
        • Be the first to rate it!
        • Please Login to rate
  • E-Notebook's electronic signatures allows you to have a "paperless lab." With E-signatures, a PDF rendition is created and stored in a long-term storage database. You select colleagues as witnesses, and you and your colleagues "sign" the document with your password.

    E-Notebook records your lab work in electronic format rather than in paper format. But what about a final lab report? With E-Notebook, you have a choice of electronically signing the final lab report, or printing out a final lab report for "wet signature." The steps for E-signature include:

    • When an experiment is completed, you click "Sign and Close". (You may also "Sign and Keep Open", for signatures along the way).
    • You select witnesses from your list of colleagues (the number of witnesses required is determined by your institution's rules).
    • E-Notebook renders the experiment in PDF format, as if you printed each section in sequence.
    • The PDF Rendition can be viewed on screen; then printed for wet signature at this point; or saved for e-signature. In either case, the PDF is stored in a separate long-term storage database.
    • You sign your experiment by confirming that you have reviewed the document, then entering your password.
    • For each witness, the closed experiment appears on their E-Notebook homepage under the heading, "Waiting Documents".
    • Documents submitted to witnesses by you appear on your homepage under the heading, "Documents Submitted by [your name]", so you can check on witness' status.
    • Once closed, an E-Notebook experiment can be viewed, but not edited. It is marked as closed with a small "lock" symbol.
    • Closed experiments can be re-opened, with an explanation, but then must be witnessed again to re-close them.

    This feature is available in Desktop E-Notebook, Workgroup E-Notebook, Cloud Computing E-Notebook, and Enterprise E-Notebook. The PDF rendition component requires Adobe Acrobat Pro (not just Adobe Acrobat Reader), which must be purchased separately.



    Click here to update your profile.

    • Watch Full Video

      To watch the full video, choose from the available formats below, and simply click on the corresponding link. You must have the appropriate player to play the file. For more info on video players, here. You may also download the video file, depending on your OS & browser, by right clicking or alt-clicking and choosing save link as.

      • Download or stream in your favourite player

      • File Size