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Webinar: A Guide for Laboratory Systems Management, Part 6: Instrument Data Systems

May 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Instrument data systems represent a critical transition in lab work: it is the place where we stop working with materials and begin working with numerical representations of those materials, where lab bench science ends and informatics begins. Problems in that transition can negate all the work leading up to it, leading to results that are open to challenge.

This webinar will take a look at:

* those instrument data systems;
* the processes that affect your data;
* the choices you face in designing an informatics architecture for your lab; and
* the silo effect and the roles of lab managers, personnel, and support have in selecting and managing those technologies.

Why does this matter? We are moving toward the development of automated science as a means of gaining higher productivity and reducing costs. If the systems we are putting in place are not well understood and planned, that automation can result in questionable results and missed opportunities. Laboratory informatics architectures have become a major factor in the success of lab operations, and this webinar represents an important step in building that success.


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


May 24
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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