August 22, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 34


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

08/28/2018 - Astrix Webinar – Ensuring Successful LIMS Selection for Scientific Laboratories

08/29/2018 - Free LABTrack Webinar – Implementing a LIMS

08/30/2018 - Free LABTrack Webinar - Justifying an ELN

 Journal Articles

A data quality strategy to enable FAIR, programmatic access across large, diverse data collections for high performance data analysis

A data quality strategy (DQS) is useful for researchers, organizations, and others, primarily because it allows them "to establish a level of assurance, and hence confidence, for [their] user community and key stakeholders as an integral part of service provision." Evans et al. of the Australian National University, recognizing this importance, discuss the implementation of their DQS at the Australian National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), detailing their strategy and providing examples in this 2017 paper. They conclude that "[a]pplying the DQS means that scientists spend less time reformatting and wrangling the data to make it suitable for use by their applications and workflows—especially if their applications can read standardized interfaces."

How big data, comparative effectiveness research, and rapid-learning health care systems can transform patient care in radiation oncology

In this brief opinion article published in Frontiers in Oncology, Sanders and Showalter turn their thoughts to the rapid-learning health care system (RLHCS), a concept that involves analyzing patient data to make insights in how to improve patient safety, treatment quality, and cost-effectiveness within the health care framework. In combination with comparative effectiveness research (CER) and well-managed big data streams, the RLHCS has the power "to accelerate discovery and the future of individualized radiation treatment planning," they argue. They conclude that big data can "connect a broad range of characteristics to accelerate evidence generation and inform personalized decision-making," and its application through CER and the RLHCS can "accelerate progress in cancer care."
 Featured Books

Lab Information Management (LIMS) for Cannabis Quality Assurance

 Featured Discussions

08/20/2018 - LIMS Integrated with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in a clinical laboratory

08/20/2018 - The Secret Future of LinkedIn

08/16/2018 - How to measure group engagement. A simple method

08/08/2018 - Excel Validation

08/07/2018 - User requirements specification (URS) writing


5 More LIMS Myths – Busted!

Our previous blog on debunking LIMS and LIMS consulting myths proved to be a very popular blog.  With that in mind, we have gathered here five more prevalent LIMS myths to be discussed.  As before, while there may be a small kernel of truth to some of these, for the most part these statements do not hold water.  So, without further ado, let’s take a look at these LIMS myths and get to the busting!

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Utilizing Vendor Scripts for Successful User Acceptance Testing

Computer system validation (CSV) is a documented process which helps to ensure that both new and existing computer systems consistently fulfill their intended purpose and produce accurate and reliable data. Most regulatory agencies around the world require validation of computer systems to ensure product safety and effectiveness. The software implementation and development team typically conducts CSV processes on the system being installed/updated to eliminate any software bugs and make sure the system meets specifications.

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08/22/2018 - Flywheel and Google Partner to Deliver Industry's First Cloud-based MRI Research Center at Columbia University

08/22/2018 - TabaFund Commits $8,000,000 Investment in DATATRAK International, Inc. Increasing Its Long-Term Investment in the Clinical Trials Software-as-a-Service Enterprise Platform

08/22/2018 - Certara’s D360 Version 10.5 Extends Platform’s Ability to Optimize Discovery Research Across Therapeutic Modalities

08/15/2018 - Autoscribe Informatics Expands Distribution Network

 Upcoming Trade Events

09/06/2018 - India Lab Expo

09/10/2018 - Smartlab Forum

09/12/2018 - Thailand Lab International 2018

09/17/2018 - Genome Informatics 2018

10/02/2018 - World of Technology & Science 2018

10/05/2018 - HIS 2018

10/09/2018 - STARLIMS Connect 2018

Please join us for the 2018 Abbott Informatics Customer Forum at the JW Marriott in Miami, Florida, October 9-12, 2018. We’ve designed the conference this year, with 2 tracks, an educational track and a technical track to offer content relevant to everyone that touches STARLIMS. From executives, managers, developers, and end-users, to those new to STARLIMS and long-term loyal customers, there will be something for everyone!

10/31/2018 - Lab Innovations 2018

11/13/2018 - LIMS-Forum 2018

 Bid Opportunities

08/29/2018 - Sources Sought: Data Management and Data Wharehousing

08/31/2018 - Invitation to Bid: Laboratory Services New Jersey Department of Transportation

09/10/2018 - Request for Proposal - Professional Services to Support Internal Development of a Medical Examiner's Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

DUE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2018, 2:00 PM Tarrant County is requesting proposals for PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO SUPPORT INTERNAL DEVELOPMENT OF A MEDICAL EXAMINERS LABORATORY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LIMS) for the MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFFICE. RFP No. 2018-164 All documents related to this Proposal are available for download from the Bids/Requests for Proposals (RFPs) section of the Purchasing Page on the Tarrant County website.
Become a Sponsor
CSols Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Blaze Systems Corporation
Astrix Technology Group
ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Psyche Systems

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