The first webinar in this series introduced the subject of laboratory informatics, comparing the use of ELN, LIMS, LES, SDMS and instrument data systems in different laboratory settings. The second looked at how you can evaluate the Return on Investment in those technologies.
The next session - Webinar 3 - will look at technology planning and education, and more specifically, how you can gain the benefits expected from your investment in informatics technologies. Effective planning, by people with a good understanding of laboratory technologies, is one of the key points in successfully applying informatics technologies to laboratory work. Most failures can be traced back to insufficient planning efforts.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR SERIES
A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work is a webinar series 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 webinar 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 or improve your labs operations, and the considerations that need to be taken into account before they are purchased.
This subject will probably span more than one webinar session. We will look at the:
• Methodologies for planning for laboratory systems, where do you start, when do you start, and who should be involved
• The roles of regulatory guidelines in different laboratories
• Roles that laboratory management, personnel and IT support groups play
• The changes taking place in laboratory work and the backgrounds needed to be successful
• The efforts needed to supporting the technical work and meeting ROI and performance goals