Informatics Educational Institutions & Programs
|Headquarters||USGS National Center, John W Powell Building, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia, U.S.|
|Parent||U.S. Geological Survey|
The Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory "conducts research on the use of isotope ratio measurements in studies of water resources and environmental quality" for people inside and outside the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The laboratory also develops and offers cost-free several genre-specific laboratory informatics software products.
In September 2015, Los Gatos Research released an updated version of LIMS for Lasers, which acts as a "[f]ull client project and sample data management and reporting system" designed "for all off-axis (OA-ICOS) or cavity ring-down (CRDS) laser absorption spectrographs (LAS) used for δ2H, δ18O, and δ17O assays of liquid water samples" and includes a full users guide.
Technology and products
LIMS for Lasers and LIMS for Light Stable Isotopes
LIMS for Lasers is a Microsoft Access-based laboratory information management system "for off-axis (OA-ICOS) and cavity ring-down (CRDS) laser absorption spectrometers (LAS) for δ2H, δ18O, and δ17O measurements of liquid water."
LIMS for Light Stable Isotopes is a Microsoft Access-based LIMS "for both LAS and isotope-ratio mass spectrometers (IRMSs)" that "has proven useful in laboratories that receive samples from numerous individuals or perform at least a few thousand isotopic analyses per year."
The software and back-end databases are available for free through the laboratory.
First-time users are encouraged to contact project chief Tyler B. Coplen for additional assistance. (E-mail address available at bottom of project page.)
- "Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory (RSIL)". U.S. Geological Survey. https://isotopes.usgs.gov/. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
- "Training & Software > LIMS for Lasers 2015". International Atomic Energy Agency. 19 October 2015. http://www-naweb.iaea.org/napc/ih/IHS_resources_sampling.html. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "LIMS for Lasers and LIMS for Light Stable Isotopes". Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory. https://isotopes.usgs.gov/research/topics/lims.html. Retrieved 29 October 2020.