For information technology professionals and informaticists alike, when handling data, the idea of "garbage in, garbage out" remains a popular refrain. Collecting data isn't enough; its quality for future analysis, sharing, and use is also important. Similarly, with the growth of the internet, the amount of health-related information being pumped online increases, but its quality isn't always attended to. In this 2018 paper by Al-Jefri et al., the topic of online health information quality (IQ) gets addressed in the form of a developed framework "that can be applied to websites and defines which IQ criteria are important for a website to be trustworthy and meet users' expectations." The authors conclude with various observations, including differences in how education, gender, and linguistic background affects users' ability to gauge information quality, and how there seems to be an overall lack of caring about the ethical trustworthiness of online health information by the public at large.
This recorded Lab Informatics Tutorial series is designed as a management level view of laboratory systems and is appropriate for anyone planning, reviewing, or approving the acquisition of laboratory informatics. A background in science is not necessary to follow the presented material. Its purpose is to provide you with an understanding of how these technologies (Laboratory Information Management Systems, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, Scientific Data Management Systems, Laboratory Execution Systems, Instrument Data Systems, and supporting technologies ) can be used to support/improve your labs operations, and the considerations that need to be taken into account before they are purchased.