June 5, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 23


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

06/06/2019 - Astrix Webinar – The Importance of Strategic Planning in Laboratory Informatics Projects

06/11/2019 - Free LABTrack Webinar – Justifying an ELN

06/12/2019 - Ensuring ISO 17025:2017 compliance in your Laboratory

 Featured Books

Laboratory Information Management for Cannabis Quality Assurance

The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics

 Journal Articles

Smart information systems in cybersecurity: An ethical analysis

With a growing number of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) implementations (referred to as "smart information systems" or SIS) in enterprises, important ethical questions related to cybersecurity must be asked. Has proper informed consent been given? Have discovered vulnerabilities been handled in such a way as to limit potential harm to users? How is trust and transparency handled? These and other questions are asked by Macnish et al. in this 2019 research report published in ORBIT Journal. Noting that technical and ethical issues both underpin the tenants of cybersecurity, the authors discuss the ethical issues of using SIS in cybersecurity and provide their own case study of a major U.K. business using SIS in their cybersecurity practices. After providing their ethical implications of the case study, they conclude "that ethical concerns regarding SIS in cybersecurity go further than mere privacy issues" and "claim that there is a need to improve the ethics of research in SIS."

Introduction to Cybersecurity

This self-paced four-week University of Washington course is designed to help learners "gain an overview of the cybersecurity landscape as well as national (USA) and international perspectives on the field." The course is free to take and requires on average two to five hours a week of effort.
 Featured Discussions

05/23/2019 - Does anyone know of any software that is dedicated to collecting data from various instruments?

05/21/2019 - EAI / ESB Choice

05/21/2019 - LIMS to Instruments Connectivity via MIDDLEWARE

05/20/2019 - Chemistry Analyzers for Medium-Size Labs

04/30/2019 - ELN implementation to a CRO


Enhanced Stability Testing with Matrix Gemini LIMS

5 Things to Document When Justifying a LIMS or ELN

Data Integrity: The Importance of a Quality Culture

 Upcoming Trade Events

07/18/2019 - Southeastern​ 2019 Hemp & Medical Cannabis Convention

08/04/2019 - Clinical Lab Expo 2019

09/25/2019 - Pharmaceutical IT Congress 2019

10/22/2019 - LIMS-Forum 2019

10/30/2019 - Lab Innovations 2019

11/07/2019 - NGS & Clinical Diagnostics Congress 2019

 Bid Opportunities

06/10/2019 - Request for Information: Computer Software for U.S. EPA, Region 7

06/10/2019 - Sources Sought: Human Whole Genome Sequencing Service

06/13/2019 - Request for Qualifications and Quotations: Forensic Testing of Criminal Evidence Cases, Olympia WA

06/14/2019 - Sources Sought: Laboratory Information Management (LIM) Software

06/27/2019 - Request for Information: MCDOT TSMO Laboratory for Technology Verification and Validation Processes

06/30/2019 - Request for Quote: Tissue & Implant Inventory Tracking Software

Become a Sponsor
CSols Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Astrix Technology Group
Blaze Systems Corporation
ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Computing Solutions, Inc.
OnQ Software

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