Record, analyze, and report data with the MutaTrak electronic notebook
G. (Paul) Kotturi Mark J. Dycaico
Marc Hamovitch Doug Schroeder
Solana Consulting Group, Solana Beach, CA
Stratagene introduces the MutaTrak electronic notebook to record Big Blue transgenic rodent mutation assay * data in an electronic format. Data are entered in a logical order and updated easily as an experiment continues. After experiments are completed, analysis and reporting features greatly simplify data interpretation and manuscript preparation.
Stratagenes new MutaTrak electronic notebook creates a convenient and comprehensive user interface with the Big Blue mutation assay.1 Scientists using the Big Blue system have specially designed the MutaTrak electronic notebook, resulting in an efficient and thorough software package featuring data entry, online documentation, data analysis, and report generation capabilities.
The MutaTrak electronic notebook runs on the Windows 95 platform, either as a stand-alone application or in a multiuser network environment. Information is organized in a hierarchical database structure. An administration system is used to set up user profiles in which security privileges (blocked access, read-only access, or read/write access) may be assigned for each data-entry section. Detailed experimental notes can be entered at each level, allowing users to store specific information. Additional features include online help, password security, and utilities.
As shown in Figure
1, data entry is arranged using the popular and simple recipe
card design, which facilitates data entry and retrieval. The card
tabs are always visible; the highlighted tab in