MyLabStocks is a web-application that allows you to efficiently and easily store and retrieve information about your stocks in the lab.
Here is the abstract of the open-access article in Yeast describing the software:
Laboratory stocks are the hardware of research. They must be stored and managed with mimimum loss of material and information. Plasmids, oligonucleotides and strains are regularly exchanged between collaborators within and between laboratories. Managing and sharing information about every item is crucial for retrieval of reagents, for planning experiments and for reproducing past experimental results. We have developed a web-based application to manage stocks commonly used in a molecular biology laboratory. Its functionalities include user-defined privileges, visualization of plasmid maps directly from their sequence and the capacity to search items from fields of annotation or directly from a query sequence using BLAST. It is designed to handle records of plasmids, oligonucleotides, yeast strains, antibodies, pipettes and notebooks. Based on PHP/MySQL, it can easily be extended to handle other types of stocks and it can be installed on any server architecture.
To download the software and documentation: https://github.com/fchuffar/mylabstocks
MyLabStocks was developed by Florent Chuffart and Gael Yvert at CNRS/Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France.
NOTES: The repository has moved (as of November 2015). It was initially stored at our institution, it is now on github. Several upgrades have been made since the initial version: MylabStocks can now also handle mammalian cell cultures, keeping track of passages and storage location in liquid nitrogen containers. Species names can be entered for yeast strains Dynamic links are made from strains to relevant plasmids and oligos