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 Upcoming Webinars

06/21/2018 - Learn how to improve Compliance, Productivity and Collaboration by attending a Free LABTrack ELN on-line webinar


06/21/2018 - Webinar: A Guide for Laboratory Systems Management, Part 7: Laboratory Processes


06/22/2018 - Learn how to improve Compliance, Productivity and Collaboration by attending a Free LABTrack LIMS on-line webinar


06/27/2018 - Learn how to improve Compliance, Productivity and Collaboration by attending a Free LABTrack ELN on-line webinar

 Journal Articles

Welcome to Jupyter: Improving collaboration and reproduction in psychological research by using a notebook system

Jupyter Notebook, an open-source interactive web application for the data science and scientific computing community (and with some of the features of an electronic laboratory notebook), has been publicly available since 2015, helping scientists make computational records of their research. In this 2018 tutorial article by Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena's Phillipp Sprengholz, the installation procedures and features are presented, particularly in the context of aiding psychological researchers with their efforts in making research more reproducible and shareable.

Developing a file system structure to solve healthcare big data storage and archiving problems using a distributed file system

There's been plenty of talk about big data management over the past few years, particularly in the domain of software-based management of said data. But what of the IT infrastructure, particularly in the world of heathcare, where file size and number continue to grow? Ergüzen and Ünver describe in this 2018 paper published in Applied Sciences how they researched and developed a modern file system structure that handles the intricacies of big data in healthcare for Kırıkkale University. After discussing big data problems and common architectures, the duo lay out the various puzzle pieces that make up their file system, reporting system performance "97% better than the NoSQL system, 80% better than the RDBMS, and 74% better than the operating system" via improvements in read-write performance, robustness, load balancing, integration, security, and scalability.
 Blogs

LIMS Data Migration

When implementing a new LIMS, the question is not usually whether to migrate legacy system data, but how much data, in what manner, and why?

Importance of LIMS for Biobanks

Any entity that stores biological samples can be called a Biobank. However, the term ‘Biobank’ is most commonly used for entities that store biological specimens on a large scale to provide them as a service for internal or external entities like researchers. Biobanks have to offer unbiased and high-quality samples using well-designed and documented procedures. This ensures a biological specimen is kept in a controlled environment and guarantees the ethical aspect of sample collection.

What the New FDA Guidance for ICH GCP E6 R2 Means for Sponsors and CROs

FDA Guidance for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international quality standard defined by the International Council for Harmonization (ICH) that governs ethical and scientific considerations for designing, conducting, recording and reporting trials involving human subjects. Compliance with FDA Guidance for GCP in clinical trials helps to assure that the rights, well-being and safety of trial participants are protected and that the data generated in the trial is credible.

Commmon Causes of LIMS Implementation Failures

Due to the complex processes and technologies utilized in labs, and the many different aspects of the enterprise that laboratory systems touch, success in laboratory information management system (LIMS) projects can be difficult to achieve.
 Tutorials

A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work

This recorded Lab Informatics Tutorial series is designed as a management level view of laboratory systems and is appropriate for anyone planning, reviewing, or approving the acquisition of laboratory informatics. A background in science is not necessary to follow the presented material. Its purpose is to provide you with an understanding of how these technologies (Laboratory Information Management Systems, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, Scientific Data Management Systems, Laboratory Execution Systems, Instrument Data Systems, and supporting technologies ) can be used to support/improve your labs operations, and the considerations that need to be taken into account before they are purchased.
 Featured Discussions

06/12/2018 - HIPAA Security Rule Risk Analysis Remains Source of Confusion


06/12/2018 - Commercialization of hemp based bioplastics. FINALLY!


06/12/2018 - Are we misdirecting our focus when it comes to EHR frustration?


06/11/2018 - Is E-signature is Must for "Excel Print-Out Label in Production Area "


06/11/2018 - Clinical trial vs. not-clinical trials

 News

06/20/2018 - Illumina Acquires Edico Genome to Accelerate Genomic Data Analysis


06/20/2018 - Bruker Introduces ParaVision® 360 Preclinical Imaging Software and AVANCE® NEO Systems with Advanced Multi-Receive Architecture for MRI


06/20/2018 - Fabric Genomics Expands Commercial Leadership With New Clinical Customers Across the Globe

 Upcoming Trade Events

07/29/2018 - Clinical Lab Expo 2018


09/06/2018 - India Lab Expo


09/10/2018 - Smartlab Forum


09/12/2018 - Thailand Lab International 2018


09/17/2018 - Genome Informatics 2018


10/31/2018 - Lab Innovations 2018


11/13/2018 - LIMS-Forum 2018

 Bid Opportunities

06/20/2018 - Request for Bid: Laboratory Services for Air Quality


06/25/2018 - Laboratory Inventory Management System - Request for Information

The City of Grand Junction, Colorado, Utilities Department (City) is soliciting Information for a Laboratory Inventory Management System (LIMS). The City will evaluate responses to this RFI to establish budgetary and functional requirements for an anticipated future procurement.

06/27/2018 - Request for Offer - Laboratory Data System

Laboratory Data System using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model for the Manatee County, Florida Parks and Natural Resources Environmental Laboratory.

07/13/2018 - Expression of Interest: Framework for Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)


07/26/2018 - Contract Notice: NHS Lanarkshire Laboratory Management System