Welcome to a Low-Cost ELN Using the GeoDirectory Plugin for Data and Maps
Overview of this Website
This is an example of a WordPress Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) with geo-location capabilities that was built with some paid version of some plugins. The data in this website is from an NSF research project for testing soil samples. The project studied soil samples which contained bacteria that could break down the chemicals paraoxon or methyl parathion.
Please see our Help page for an overview of the main sections of this site.
Creating a Similar Website
Because this website uses the paid versions of some plugins, we cannot create an easy way for everyone to clone this site. But we have created some instructions for how to create a similarly functioning site. A short course of How to Build a Similar ELN covers the basics of what is required to build a low-cost ELN similar to this one. (The short course uses the free version of the Lifter LMS plugin).
To create a similar site to this one, we estimate that it will cost you about $555 for the first year plus hosting costs. More details about costs are available on the Help page.
If such an ELN as this could meet your needs from a technical standpoint, then such an approach has numerous advantages over many other ELNs. These advantages include scaling up to hundreds of users and thousands of data points with little to no extra cost. These advantages are described in greater detail on MyLabBook.org.