Our latest poll discussing ELN features has provided important information about the future of ELNs. We have analyzed these results with a number of emails we have received about them. As expected, users are looking for high standards and quality. That being said, users are also requesting more appeal for the individual and small groups, accessibility for students, a medium to communicate with other scientists (even outside their site), and platform independent solutions, none of which are provided by the current ELN offerings.

Our next poll is up on the right concerning the impact of HTML5 technologies for the sciences. iChemLabs is the only company focusing on HTML5 in the sciences. ChemDoodle Web Components originator, Kevin Theisen, has been invited to speak about HTML5 technologies at the Gordon Research Conference for Visualization in Science and Education in July.