April 11, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 15


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

04/18/2018 - Webinar: 21 CFR Part 11: 20 Years Later

04/24/2018 - Astrix Webinar – Evaluating Legacy LIMS Part 1: Re-Engineering Your Legacy System

04/26/2018 - Webinar: A Guide for Laboratory Systems Management, Part 5: Supporting Laboratory Systems


Evaluating Legacy LIMS Part 1: Re-engineering Your System

Taking a look at the massive open online course (MOOC): My experience with edX

On several occasions over the past few years, I’ve put my prior experience as an English teacher and tutor to work, developing basic online course content for clients using learning management tools such as Moodle and LearnDash. This teaching and online course development experience, paired with two years of taking online courses through a community college, has helped shape my opinions concerning online learning. But what of these massive open online courses (MOOCs) that have been gaining in popularity? How do they compare to taking a formal online course through a university of community college? What platforms do they use, and how is the material presented? I decided to give edX a try for my first MOOC experience.
 Featured Books

Lab Information Management (LIMS) for Cannabis Quality Assurance

 Journal Articles

Broad-scale genetic diversity of Cannabis for forensic applications

"Cannabis ... is an iconic yet controversial crop," begin Dufresnes et al. in this 2017 paper published in PLOS ONE. They reveal that in actuality, due to regulations and limitations on supply, we haven't performed the same level of genetic testing on the crop in the same way we have others. Turning to next-generation sequencing (NGS) and genotyping, we can empower the field of Cannabis forensics and other research tracks to make new discoveries. The researchers discuss their genetic database and how it was derived, ultimately concluding that databases like theirs and the "joint efforts between Cannabis genetics experts worldwide would allow unprecedented opportunities to extend forensic advances and promote the development of the industrial and therapeutic potential of this emblematic species. "
 Featured Discussions

03/29/2018 - Virtual Doctors... a Good Question.

03/28/2018 - Biocompatible materials

03/27/2018 - Risk Management_Post 4( ISO17025/2017)

03/27/2018 - How do you convince your CEO to abandon their legacy antivirus solution?


04/11/2018 - ApolloLIMS to sponsor and exhibit at MATT 2018

04/11/2018 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Highlights Digital Science Innovations at Analytica 2018

04/11/2018 - CloudLIMS’ New Client Portal Enhances Customer Service Capabilities of Biobanks and Testing Laboratories

 Upcoming Trade Events

04/17/2018 - Connecting Healthcare IT 2018

04/17/2018 - INTERPHEX 2018

05/15/2018 - Bio-IT World Conference and Expo 2018

05/15/2018 - UK e-Health Week 2018

05/21/2018 - Pathology Informatics Summit 2018

05/27/2018 - HIMSS Europe 2018

06/02/2018 - APHL 2018 Annual Meeting & Government Environmental Laboratory Conference

 Bid Opportunities

04/12/2018 - Request for Proposal: Genetic Testing Laboratory Services

04/12/2018 - Invitation to Bid: Outside Laboratory Services for Bioassay Screening, Organics, Microbiology Testing Services

04/18/2018 - Request for Quote: Laboratory Testing Services: Soil, Concrete, Grout, Asphalt, and Aggregate Testing


Become a Sponsor
CSols Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Blaze Systems Corporation
ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Astrix Technology Group
Psyche Systems

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