May 23, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 21


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

05/24/2018 - Webinar: A Guide for Laboratory Systems Management, Part 6: Instrument Data Systems

 Journal Articles

Information management in context of scientific disciplines

What is "information management"? How is it used in the context of research papers across a wide variety of industries and scientific disciplines? How do the definitions vary, and can an improved definition be created? Ladislav Buřita of the University of Defense in Brno attempts to answer those questions and more in this 2018 paper published in the Journal of Systems Integration.

A systematic framework for data management and integration in a continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing processing line

Cao et al. describe their design and methodology used in constructing a system of tighter data integration for pharmaceutical research and manufacturing in this 2018 paper published in Process. Recognizing the "integration of data in a consistent, organized, and reliable manner is a big challenge for the pharmaceutical industry," the authors developed an ontological information structure relying on the ANSI/ISA-88 batch control standard, process control systems, a content management systems, a purpose-built electronic laboratory notebook, and cloud services, among other aspects. The authors conclude, after describing two use cases, that "data from different process levels and distributed locations can be integrated and contextualized with meaningful information" with the help of their information structure, allowing "industrial practitioners to better monitor and control the process, identify risk, and mitigate process failures."

Implementation and use of cloud-based electronic lab notebook in a bioprocess engineering teaching laboratory

In this 2017 paper published in the Journal of Biological Engineering, Riley et al. of Northwestern University describe their experience with implementing the LabArchives cloud-based electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) in their bioprocess engineering laboratory course. The ultimate goal was to train students to use the ELN during the course, meanwhile promoting proper electronic record keeping practices, including good documentation practices and data integrity practices. They concluded that not only was the ELN training successful and useful but also that through the use of the ELN and its audit trail features, "a true historical record of the lab course" could be maintained so as to improve future attempts to integrate the ELN into laboratory training.

World’s Best LIMS – Part 2

In this second installment of the blog series we will take a look at several more factors and variables and explore their effects on the choosing the “World’s Best LIMS”. 

World's Best LIMS: Part 1

That’s right!  Finally, someone is going to reveal which LIMS is the “World’s Best LIMS”.  Now there will be no need to go through those long, complex, and difficult LIMS Selection Processes!  But wait a second, is there really such a beast lurking in the lab informatics jungle?  Unfortunately the answer is no, not really.  There are just too many variables and factors to be weighed when determining the right LIMS for your lab organization.
 Featured Discussions

05/15/2018 - Conflicts of Interest and Angry, Petitioning Doctors

05/15/2018 - Universities Now Offering Marijuana Curriculum

05/15/2018 - HIPAA – Know The Rules!

05/14/2018 - 10 alarming cybersecurity facts

05/12/2018 - IBM bans workers from using all removable storage devices, like USB sticks


05/23/2018 - NI Accelerates Beyond the Speed of Innovation with LabVIEW 2018

05/23/2018 - SCIEX Announces New BioPharmaView Software 3.0 for Streamlining Multiple-Attribute Methods (MAM)

 Upcoming Trade Events

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

06/21/2018 - International Conference on Health Informatics 2018

07/29/2018 - Clinical Lab Expo 2018

10/31/2018 - Lab Innovations 2018

11/13/2018 - LIMS-Forum 2018

 Bid Opportunities

05/25/2018 - Request for Proposal: Procurement of Laboratory Information Management System

06/27/2018 - Request for Offer - Laboratory Data System

Laboratory Data System using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model for the Manatee County, Florida Parks and Natural Resources Environmental Laboratory.

07/26/2018 - Contract Notice: NHS Lanarkshire Laboratory Management System

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Computing Solutions, Inc.
Psyche Systems

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