The Accelrys Experiment Knowledge Base, a laboratory informatics system, is designed specifically for research and development. It offers scientists the ability to search and mine experimentation data from almost any source. The system also provides integration and interoperability with existing lab equipment and applications as well as features for improving experimentation management and collaboration. Scientists have a single system for efficient searching, analysis and mining of data from virtually any source based on capability to Extract, Transform and Load (ETL). The system complements document-centric systems such as ELNs and downstream systems focused on scale-up, manufacturing and compliance to support an end-to-end, integrated scientific innovation lifecycle management approach.