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 with those technologies, and the third addressed technology planning and education.
The next session will extend the discussion of centralized laboratory database systems (LIMS/LIS, ELN, SDMS) to look at multi-laboratory applications, as well the use of virtual systems, local/private cloud, remote cloud, and vendor supported remote database applications. This session will begin looking at the roles that information technology support groups can play in this work. Points that will be covered include:
• planning for multiple laboratory use of database systems
• the use of local and cloud-based computing models
• how IT groups can play a role in the work
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