November 28, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 47


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

12/04/2018 - Webinar: Advancements in Healthcare: Interoperability, Data Exchange, and More

12/05/2018 - Webinar: New ARBC Application and Impact on Lab Workflow and Patient Management


12/13/2018 - Webinar: Automated Tools for the Modern Lab

 Journal Articles

The problem with dates: Applying ISO 8601 to research data management

Kristin Briney, Data Services Librarian at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, gives a brief commentary on the perils of managing research data with inconsistent or non-standardized date formats. Tapping into the stories of statisticians and ecologists, Briney notes that despite being a more western, Gregorian-based system, the international standard ISO 8601 provides benefits of consistency, formatting, extensibility, and sorting. And while ISO 8601 doesn't play nicely with Microsoft Excel, the author provides several ways around the problem. She concludes that "ISO 8601 is a natural partner for research data management" and encourages other researchers to adopt the standard.

Health sciences libraries advancing collaborative clinical research data management in universities

What can medical librarians do to better support patrons? How can clinical medicine and research librarians work together to foster an environment of improved research cycles and patient outcomes? Bardyn et al. address these concerns and others through a demonstration of what the University of Washington's Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) program has accomplished since its inception. The authors introduce basic concepts in clinical and translational research and then provide background and methodology for how they improved researcher-focused spaces, clinical research support services, and research data management services. They conclude that "initiatives like TRAIL are vital to supporting universities’ clinical data research efforts," noting that "[i]n uniting leading on-campus health sciences organizations, such initiatives build off the strengths of each partner" and encourage new skill sets to be developed to support cross-discipline research on campus.
 Featured Books

Lab Information Management (LIMS) for Cannabis Quality Assurance

 Featured Discussions

11/26/2018 - EHR Interoperability Remains an Issue

11/26/2018 - What was the time frame for your LIMS deployment?

11/26/2018 - How was your LIMS deployment?

11/26/2018 - How long did it take for you to deploy your LIMS?


Highlights from the 2018 LabVantage Customer Training and Education Conference

LIMS + LES: A Winning Combination


11/28/2018 - Lancet Laboratories Chooses LabOS to Replace Their Laboratory Information System

11/28/2018 - Case Study Shows The Versatility of Matrix Gemini LIMS In A Veterinary Laboratory

11/28/2018 - It Just Got Easier to Collect and Analyze Digital Evidence on Apple Macs and PCs

11/28/2018 - Beckman Coulter's New DxONE Inventory Manager Helps Laboratory Professionals Save Time and Money

 Upcoming Trade Events

02/11/2019 - HIMSS 2019

03/02/2019 - SLAS2019

03/14/2019 - Laborama 2019

03/17/2019 - Pittcon

03/26/2019 - Forum LABO Paris

04/02/2019 - INTERPHEX 2019

 Bid Opportunities

12/01/2018 - Request for Information: Electronic Lab Notebook

12/03/2018 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory and Reagent Services for City Water Facilities

12/05/2018 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) - Central Arkansas Water

12/11/2018 - Request for Quote: Lubrication Oil Sample Testing

12/13/2018 - Request for Bid: Laboratory Information Management System

12/21/2018 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information System (LIS) - Cumberland County

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