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LIMSjournal - Fall 2020

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10/28/2020 - Why a LIMS implementation must use a product approach instead of a project one.

LIMS implementations are often under discussion and get deemed as long term expensive projects with high costs. But why are these implementations so expensive? Do they really have to take many months or years of time? Can we still call it a product if it needs so many additional services? We’ll explain why they don’t need to be so. [Read More]

10/28/2020 - What Is Computer System Validation, and How Do I Do It Right?

What is Computer System Validation and how do I do it?The process of software validation ensures that the system fits its intended use and functions as it should. Computer system validation (CSV) for laboratory informatics is essential because regulated businesses must ensure the safety of their products for consumers, and their laboratory informatics systems (LIMS, ELN, CDS) are an integral part of that. Given its…  Read More

10/27/2020 - Tips for SampleManager LIMS Instrument Integration

The following blog will detail SampleManager LIMS Instrument integration best practices and procedures to ensure success. Technological advances in laboratory instrumentation, along with higher throughput processes, have led to massive increases in the volume of analytical data. One of the main challenges faced by organizations today is turning this vast amount of data into useful information that fuels innovation and enables timely and effective business decisions. [Read More]

10/27/2020 - Summer May Have Ended, but it’s Time to Head to the Pool(ed Testing)

With the end of summer came the return of fall favorites – turning leaves, cooler weather,  pumpkin spice, and much more – but also with the fall came flu season, which is particularly  worrisome as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. In Sunquest’s latest blog post, learn how labs can quickly put pooled testing in place to help manage through a fall or winter surge of COVID-19. [READ MORE]

10/27/2020 - New Microsoft Windows 10-Compatible Process Analyzer Software Streamlines Industrial Process Monitoring

Thermo Scientific Chromeleon 7 Process Analyzer (PA) software facilitates continuous, reliable and compliant process monitoring using on-line ion chromatography (IC) and/or high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) Process Analytical (PA) systems

10/27/2020 - Five Steps to Successfully Convert Your Classroom Training to ELearning

Binocular VisionNearly 70 million strong, Millennials are now the largest generation in the American workforce. This generation is tech savvy and, having grown up with 24/7 internet access, sees the world as being connected through technology. Millennials often prefer to interact with others via e-mails and text messaging as opposed to face-to-face communication. As such, corporate training for the Millennial generation may best be accomplished through internet-based delivery systems.

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 Journal Articles

10/12/2020 - Towards a contextual approach to data quality

The quality of data used in not only research centers but also clinical and environmental testing laboratories of all kinds is of great import. For experimental researchers, it means a higher likelihood of reproducible results by others. For testing labs, it means greater assurances of accuracy and outcomes. However, ensuring quality data is more than simply implementing a few good data practices. Stefano Canali, a researcher at Leibniz University Hannover, argues that more must be done, including changing how we conceptualize what "high-quality data" actually entails. In Canali's 2020 essay, published in the journal Data, a context-based approach to understanding data quality is argued as necessary, "whereby quality should be seen as a result of the context where a dataset is used, and not only of the intrinsic features of the data." After reviewing three philosophical areas of research into data quality, Canali lays out his plan for a more contextual approach of data quality and discusses three practical cases that demonstrate the value of such an approach. He concludes that despite the value of older approaches in some cases, "discussions of quality should also take into account specific contexts and be flexible in connection to these contexts, as opposed to setting up categorizations and hierarchies that are intended be applied to all and any contexts of research practices."
 Tutorials

IoT Programming and Big Data

This is a Curtin University course that is released on the edX platform. The five-week course is designed for students to "learn how to apply software solutions for different systems and big data needs to your IoT designs." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $149. This course is also part of Curtin's Internet of Things MicroMasters program. The course requires on average four to six hours a week of effort. Access to the class begins February 24, 2020.
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 Featured Discussions

10/21/2020 - Regulatory compliance expectations for LIMS applications in the modern world


09/21/2020 - Staffing a new LIMS system effectively


09/14/2020 - Instrument Integration with LIMS


08/27/2020 - Best Software For Pathology Lab Management System


07/24/2020 - Electronic Lab Notebook

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10/27/2020 - Vernier Software & Technology Takes Science to the Next Level with the New LabQuest® 3 Data-Collection Platform

 Bid Opportunities

10/28/2020 - Solicitation: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Replacement for Utilities Lab


10/30/2020 - Request for Proposal: Veterinary Serology and PCR Assay Testing Services


11/04/2020 - Bid #OCWUT 20-20 - Laboratory Information Management System


11/12/2020 - Request for Proposal: Surveillance Testing for COVID


11/19/2020 - Request for Proposal: Electronic Health Record