Coming soon: myLab upgrade

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Published: 17Aug2022

The University is in the process of updating the current myLab software to a New Web version, which is coming soon. myLab is used primarily by researchers in science, engineering, and agricultural laboratories. 

Why is this necessary? 

Launched in 2010, the current myLab software is end of life and does not fully support governmental and University regulatory requirements. Upgrading to the New Web application will not only remediate the system's technological health, but will also make laboratory administration easier, safer, and more efficient, allowing its users to focus on what's important — maintaining cutting-edge research!  

What is changing? 

Overall, day-to-day processes in myLab will remain largely unchanged. Users may notice moderate system changes (Old Web to New Web) however, these are mostly differences in look and feel. The new version will also give McGill access to new features and functionality in the future, which we will share as they become available.  

Will this upgrade impact my work while using the old system? 

There will be no impact on current operations as we prepare for this transition. We will communicate the official go-live date once it has been confirmed. 

Key benefits of the new system 

  • Improved productivity: The new solution will address issues and shortcomings in the current platform.  
  • User experience: The new solution is modern, user friendly, and functional. 
  • Increased security: The fully supported platform will also help mitigate cybersecurity risks for the University. 

We will continue to share updates on this initiative, including details on information and training sessions. If you have any questions and concerns related to this upgrade, please contact Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at mylab.ehs [at] mcgill.ca   

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