What is one of the biggest concerns we hear from researchers and research admins and research administration? How can I be sure that the data I am collecting and working with stays confidential and remains unchanged once I have put it in place. Said differently, the security of the data put into an ELN is as important as the research activity itself. It’s easy to say that a company is committed to security, but the demonstration of that commitment comes through action. Today we are excited to announce that LabArchives Electronic Lab Notebook has successfully completed an AICPA SOC 2 audit which confirms the level and extent of security within the processes and technology of our system. The security of the data that researchers put into LabArchives electronic lab notebooks has always been at the core of our flagship product, but now we have a tangible way to demonstrate this fact. The SOC2 Type 2 audit of our ELN product, focused on four major trust principles:
  • Security,
  • Availability,
  • Processing Integrity, and
  • Confidentiality
and highlights the ways customers can be confident in placing their research and education information into our ELN.

Additionally, to further demonstrate our ongoing investment in ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of we are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Ayala as the Chief Information Security Officer for LabArchives. Daniel has been working with LabArchives since March 2020, and recently took on an expanded role covering all information security, privacy and compliance topics across our products and services.

Daniel brings experience from large pharma, higher ed publishing and technology, banking and higher ed research to LabArchives. You may have questions regarding security principles, privacy, information flow, and even our technology. Daniel will be happy to answer them, you can reach him via our Info@labarchives.com or support@labarchives.com emails. He will be presenting various topics in Information Security to our customers in webinars periodically — let us know if you have any specific requests. The SOC2 is a foundation, with more focused work on additional ways for us to demonstrate our commitment to security, privacy and compliance to be built upon it. Current and prospective customers may find more information about the SOC2 audit and the process to request access to the reports on our website https://www.labarchives.com/security-compliance/. To view press release, click here.