PODCAST – Academics Working Smarter with ELN

Researcher and Microscope
Courtesy of Erik Cronberg, Karolinska Institutet, photo from the Alzheimer research at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Huddinge 2015


The world-renowned Karolinska Institutet is Sweden’s single largest center of medical academic research. Today more than ever their researchers need to work efficiently, share and protect their knowledge and adhere to Good Scientific Practices.

In this podcast I am talking to Dr. Cecilia Martinsson Björkdahl, Project Manager at the Research Data Office and Nikolaos Volakakis, Research Documentation Coordinator about their implementation of the Electronic Lab Notebook (BIOVIA Notebook). We discussed the reasons why they started the implementation eleven years ago, how they are using the system today and where they are seeing the benefits for the researches as well as for the university overall. We also talked about their insights about changing regulations and increasing pressure regarding publications and how this might change the way researchers are working in the future.

Listen to my podcast interview with Cilla and Nick:


To learn more about Karolinska Institutet click here.

The learn more about the BIOVIA Notebook click here.


Daniela Jansen

Dr. Daniela Jansen is Director of Product Marketing at Dassault Systèmes' brand, BIOVIA and is responsible for the development of strategic solution positioning and articulating the customer value of BIOVIA's solutions. She has a long tenure of expertise in life sciences, laboratory processes and informatics as well as in manufacturing analytics, regulatory compliance and quality.

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