# Project management 📋 with integrated notebooks 📓 designed for science labs 👩🏽🔬
# Origin Story
Since starting my lab, I struggled to find effective management and accountability tools for my lab members and me. I was frustrated to find many well-designed productivity tools for engineers and businesses, but none for the unique needs of academic research labs.
The few options I found didn't seem to be good fits in terms of functionality. And frankly, I feel that science could use more lab tools that care about user experience (major bonus points if you don't have to contact a sales rep for a quote or info on how it works).
A few years ago, I started administering anonymous lab surveys. I learned so much about what lab members wanted — more structured guidance, centralized workspaces, collaboration, help with time management (and no distracting instant messaging tools, like Slack).
The pandemic and stay-at-home orders only amplified this need to better manage the lab, connect lab members and help us develop better habits. So, my sigfig and I got to work while stuck at home. That's how kanobo was born.
# Elevator Pitch
- Manage projects and experiments across the lab, whether in the lab or stuck at home
- Help lab members develop better science habits, communicate with each other, and lead their projects
- Consolidate all the lab's data, notebooks, progress and versioned history in one searchable place
- Ensure each result can be traced to well documented notebook entries, source data, and experiments.
How is kanobo different? It comes from my perspective as a principal investigator, with input from lab members. It aims to capture and link the scientific process from first brainstorm to compiled figures. We care about user experience, and we prioritize usability over feature bloat.
# Trial & Pricing
Pricing is per lab and is tiered by groups of 10 active lab members up to 100 members. The money will be used for server resources, maintenance, and building new features.
Each new plan begins with a 30-day trial and won't be charged until the trial is up. You can pause your subscription at any time by clicking 'Pause Subscription' in the Lab Settings.
If kanobo one day makes a sustainable profit, one of our dream goals is to help fund k-12 STEM initiatives for underserved communities.
How many active members are in your lab?
Email email@example.com if your lab has any questions.