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LabArchives: Logging in

The UW-Madison LabArchives service is tied to the campus identity management system and requires that you log in with your NetID/password.

Sign in to LabArchives with your NetID


Before you can log in to LabArchives using our UW-Madison’s site license:

  • Your research group must be approved to use LabArchives.

  • Your NetID must be approved to log in

If your research group hasn't used LabArchives before, please fill out this form.

Logging in for the first time

If you’re using a shared computer, log-out of any prior browser session (NetID Login Service - Logout Procedure) before you begin the steps below. This step prevents you from creating a user account with someone else's NetID.

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

First Login screen

If you have never used LabArchives before: 

  • Select "I do not have a LabArchives account and need to create or activate one."

  • Enter your email address on the following screen

    • If someone has invited you to their notebook, make sure you use the email they used to invite you. You’ll know what that email is as you should be able to see it in the invite email you received from LabArchives.

If you already have a LabArchives account, including free trial accounts

  • Select "I have an existing LabArchives account already." 

  • Enter the email address and password associated with your LabArchives account

  • Select “Link Existing Account.”

  • From now on you can log in using your UW-Madison credentials. All pre-existing lab notebooks from your linked account will be accessible

Logging in regularly

Quick link

The quickest way to sign in to LabArchives with your NetID is to bookmark this link:

This link can also be accessed by clicking the "Current User Log-in" menu item at:

Via the LabArchives site 

You can also login directly through the LabArchives site. Your experience will vary whether you’re on campus/using VPN or off campus. 

On Campus or on VPN

UW-Madison login screen

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison should be selected from the dropdown list.

  • Click Go to your institutions login

  • You will be automatically directed to your UW-Madison login page

Off campus

Choose institions screen

  • Select University of Wisconsin-Madison from the drop-down list under "Select your institution."

  • You will be automatically directed to your UW-Madison login page

More information

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

Keywordslog in, login, URL, LabArchives service, UW-Madison LabArchives service, Electronic Lab Notebooks, ELN, IP redirect, NetID, visitor, off-campus access   Doc ID42998
OwnerMary M.GroupUW-Madison Research Data
Created2014-08-19 13:57:39Updated2023-09-21 13:18:07
SitesDoIT Help Desk, Electronic Lab Notebooks, UW-Madison Research Data
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