OCLaRE is a web-based application that acts as an academic methodology toolbox. As such, OCLaRE helps enhance the production of a scientific lab report or an academic article by offering specific tools for gathering information, planning, analyzing and writing collaborative lab reports and research papers. Professors may customize the application by specifying the sections to be included in the report or academic article, the type and the nature of data to be entered, how the data may be analyzed, as well as identify the sections of the report that the students are to complete.