Improved Lab Management
Labguru helped the lab as a group, and each member of the lab a lot, but for me as a PI especially it's a big help because I can keep better track of the individual projects that are running in the lab. I can oversee projects and their progress, and I can keep in touch with everyone even if i'm not in the lab.
Eliminate Duplicate Orders
We have actually gained financially from it - that is because before Labguru one of the problems we had was the fact that we bought different consumables, for example, twice or thrice actually - and now we know if something is maybe hidden somewhere but still in the lab, and we're not tempted to order in double quantities.
All Knowledge in One Place
What I like best about Labguru I think is the knowledgebase because before we used Labguru we had all the lab protocols, all the manuals, everything somewhere but now we know where it is, where to find it, how to keep track of it, it helps us actually a lot that everything is in one place...And especially for me who as a PI has to keep track of everything, not just one research project but all the 10 maybe 12 projects that are running in parallel.
Smooth Transition for New Students
Having all the lab knowledge in one place is very helpful, especially when new people are coming into the lab. For them it's kind of a safe haven, so to speak - that they have no real problems finding the knowledge that is available even though maybe the people that contributed the knowledge in the first place are not lab members anymore.
I would strongly recommend Labguru to my colleagues. I have already recommended it to some.
Prof. Marc Spehr, Ph.D.
Department of Chemosensation
Institute for Biology II RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Main Research Area
Neurophysiology and reproductive biology