LabArchives: Activate Account

The first time you log-in to the UW-Madison LabArchives service, you will need to complete an activation step.

Once your lab or research group's LabArchives account has been provisioned as described in LabArchives: Request account, you (and each member of the group), will need to activate your account. 

Important: If you are using a shared computer, such as a lab computer, computer kiosk, or even someone else’s laptop, be sure to log-out of any prior browser session (NetID Login Service - Logout Procedure) before you begin the steps below.

The first time you log-in to the UW-Madison LabArchives service (LabArchives: Logging in), you will be guided to the screen below which asks whether you want to create a new account or have an existing account. 

Logging in for the first time

  • Select the second option, "I do not have a LabArchives account and need to create or activate one."
  • Once selected, a box will appear for your email address
    • If you followed a link from an email, your email address should already be filled in the box
    • If the box is empty, please enter the @wisc.edu email address associated with your NetID
      • Note: it is strongly recommended you use your @wisc.edu email address, if necessary you will have the option to update your email address later 

create new account screen

Linking an existing LabArchives account

  • If you already have a LabArchives account (e.g. a trial account or one associated with a non-UW email address), select the first option, "I have an existing LabArchives account already." 
  • Once selected, two boxes will appear asking for the email address and password associated with your existing LabArchives account.
  • Enter the e-mail address and password associated with your LabArchives account, then select “Link Existing Account.”
  • Your account will now be linked to your UW credentials and you can log in using them
    • Note: all pre-existing lab notebooks be available and unchanged in your linked account
link existing accounts screen


Note: If you encounter difficulty logging in please see: LabArchives: Log-in problems




Keywords:labarchives, ELN, Electronic Lab Notebooks, new account, account activation, migrate existing account   Doc ID:43274
Owner:Jan C.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2014-08-28 11:28 CDTUpdated:2014-09-26 16:38 CDT
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