When you use LabArchives you are sharing your research data on a digital platform outside of CMU and potentially with any collaborators on the notebook who may or may not be at CMU, so it’s important to consider if there’s any portion of your work or data that cannot be shared in this way. 

HIPAA data should not be put in LabArchives. Human researchers need to comply with their IRB protocol if using LabArchives for de-identified data. 

Researchers with other types of sensitive data or data subject to data use agreements, export control restrictions, and non-disclosure agreements should consult their PI or contact us at to determine if LabArchives is suitable for their research.