February 14, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 7


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

02/21/2018 - Software Validation: More Than Just the Vendor Documentation

02/22/2018 - Practical Enterprise Architecture for the Laboratory

03/01/2018 - Webinar: A Guide for Laboratory Systems Management, Part 4: LIMS/LIS, ELN, SDMS, IT & Education


The Hidden Power of Barcodes

Managing Cannabis Testing Lab Workflows using LIMS

Tips for SampleManager LIMS™ Instrument Integration

Selecting an ELN to Maximize IP Protection

 Journal Articles

Moving ERP systems to the cloud: Data security issues

This 2017 paper by Saa et al. examines the existing research literature concerning the status of moving an enterprise resource planning (ERP) to the cloud. Noting both the many benefits of cloud for ERP and the data security drawbacks, the researchers discover the use of hybrid cloud-based ERPs by some organizations as a way to strike a balance, enabling them to "benefit from the agility and scalability of cloud-based ERP solutions while still keeping the security advantages from on-premise solutions for their mission-critical data."

Electronic lab notebooks: Can they replace paper?

Where are electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) going, and what do they lack? How does data from several user groups paint the picture of the ELN and its functionality and shortcomings? In this 2017 paper published in Journal of Cheminformatics, researchers from the University of Southampton and BioSistemika examine the market and users of ELNs/paper laboratory notebooks, intent of identifying areas ELNs could be improved. They conclude that optimally there should be "an ELN environment that can serve as an interface between paper lab notebooks and the electronic documents that scientists create, one that is interoperable and utilizes semantic web and cloud technologies, particularly given that "current technology is such that it is desirable that ELN solutions work alongside paper for the foreseeable future."
 Featured Books

Artificial Intelligence

 Featured Discussions

02/11/2018 - ELN use cases show that there is not a one size fits all ELN. What is your "use case"?

02/07/2018 - What is exactly definition of "witnessing of test" by 17025?

02/04/2018 - The EU's GDPR is HIPAA on Steroids

02/03/2018 - The cost of a data breach in 2018


02/14/2018 - An Effective Solution to Data Integrity Issues

02/14/2018 - QIAGEN and Sentieon Partner to Advance Precision Medicine With Highly Efficient Variant-Calling Software

02/14/2018 - DNAnexus Launches NGS Clinical Trial Solution

02/14/2018 - Medidata Introduces New Edge Family of Products for Clinical Operations at SCOPE 2018

 Upcoming Trade Events

02/26/2018 - Pittcon

03/05/2018 - HIMSS 2018

03/15/2018 - Laborama 2018

03/18/2018 - ARABLAB The Expo 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

02/21/2018 - 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.

03/06/2018 - Invitation for Bid: Environmental Laboratory Analysis

03/07/2018 - 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.

03/14/2018 - Request for Proposal: Analytical Services of Water and Solid Samples

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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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