January 31, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 5


In This Issue

 Journal Articles

01/30/2018 - Method-centered digital communities on protocols.io for fast-paced scientific innovation

A major goal among researchers in the age of big data is to improve data sharing and collaborative efforts. Kindler et al. note, for example, that "specialized techniques for the production and analysis of viral metagenomes remains in a subset of labs," and other researchers likely don't know about them. As such, the authors of this 2017 paper in F1000Research discuss the enhancement of the protocols.io online collaborative space to include more social elements "for scientists to share improvements and corrections to protocols so that others are not continuously re-discovering knowledge that scientists have not had the time or wear-with-all to publish." With its many connection points, they conclude, the software update "will allow the forum to evolve naturally given rapidly developing trends and new protocols."

03/22/2017 - Ten simple rules for cultivating open science and collaborative R&D

This journal article in PLOS Computational Biology's long-running Ten Simple Rules series goes back to 2013, when a collaborative group of eight authors from around the globe pooled their thoughts together on the topic of open science and collaborative R&D. The conversations (linked to in this article) provide context and insight into the various projects — from the Gene Wiki initiative to the Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) project — that have required significant deviation of thought from the traditional company view of conducting business. From "lead as a coach, not a CEO" to "grow the commons," the article's authors provide their thoughts on what best makes for collaborative and open science projects.
 Featured Books

Information Competencies for Chemistry Undergraduates

 Featured Discussions

01/20/2018 - List of data breaches and cyber attacks in December 2017 - 33.8 million records leaked

01/19/2018 - What is asset tracking?

12/12/2017 - GAMP5: probability of harm or hazard?

12/11/2017 - Risk-based approach as clear as mud in the Practical Guide to ISO 13485


2018 Lab Informatics New Year's Resolution

Just like you make New Year's Resolutions for yourself, it is important to make some for your lab and its informatics systems (LIMS, ELN, SDMS, CDS, etc.), too. We have compiled a list of the top 4 Lab Informatics New Year's Resolutions for your review and edification.

Colibri Scientific Manages Studies and Streamlines its Entire Sample Operations using CloudLIMS Lite

Clinical LIMS Case Study: Colibri Scientific, a UK based company, provides flexible clinical sample services to clinical investigators, biotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations running early phase clinical studies. Colibri Scientific understands the importance of quality samples in research, therefore, efficiently manages each and every aspect of sample operations during the entire sample life cycle.

CloudLIMS @The 2018 Emerald Conference, San Diego, USA

CloudLIMS is pleased to announce its participation at the 4th Annual Emerald Conference, hosted at the Hyatt Mission Bay Spa and Marina, San Diego, CA, USA, from February 15-16, 2018. The 2018 Emerald Conference Organizing Committee is hosting a dedicated poster session for the first time in 2018. Our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Arun Apte, is presenting a poster entitled "Cloud-based LIMS: A Quintessential Data Management and Workflow Automation Solution for Cannabis Testing Laboratories"

01/31/2018 - Genedata, HighRes Biosolutions, and Titian Software Collaborate for Automated End-to-End Screening Solution

01/31/2018 - Matrix Gemini LIMS Frequency Testing Helps Reduce The Costs Of Quality Testing

01/24/2018 - Abbott Informatics Announces the Launch of the STARLIMS Clinical Solution V 9.1

 Upcoming Trade Events

02/03/2018 - SLAS2018

02/22/2018 - Software Design for Medical Devices Europe

02/26/2018 - Pittcon

03/05/2018 - HIMSS 2018

03/20/2018 - Paperless Lab Academy 2018

Once again, we´re setting the stage for discussions on strategies and implementation of 21th century technologies in the laboratory. We´ll discuss about the key milestones to generate solid business insights from the laboratory. Connect with colleagues who share similar operational issues as you have. Learn about user´s case studies and how they are deployed into their processes. Discover the informatics trends from cutting-edge thought leaders. Be in the know about the last informatics tools and methodologies in a creative and productive atmosphere.
 Bid Opportunities

02/14/2018 - Medical Examiner's Office Case Management Solution - Request for Proposal

The purpose of this document is to solicit proposals from qualified contractors in order to obtain a third party solution that replaces the current system, addresses the needs of the Medical Examiner’s Office and best fulfills the requirements detailed in this RFP document. The services provided by the selected contractor shall include: implementation, post-implementation, maintenance and on-going support.

02/15/2018 - Request for Proposal: Washington Aqueduct EPA Lab Testing

02/16/2018 - Request for Quotation: Non-Drinking Water, Soil, Sludge and Sediment Analysis Services

02/16/2018 - Request for Bid: Laboratory Analytical Services

02/21/2018 - Solicitation - Acquisition of a LIMS for the INTS Laboratory for Medical Biology (LBM)

This consultation concerns the acquisition of a LIMS for the Medical Biology Laboratory (Lbm) of the Ints. This LBM is made up of the following three entities: the department of studies of agents transmissible by the blood (Dats), the department of platelet immunology (Dip) and the specialized immuno-hematology laboratory (Ihs) of the National Reference Center for blood groups. The LIMS Acquisition includes the provision, installation, migration of existing LIMS data to the new LIMS, software configuration and user training. Maintenance services are also expected from the holder at the end of the contractual warranty period.

02/23/2018 - Presolicitation: Lubrication Oil Sampling

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