Many laboratorians and researchers who have investigated open-source laboratory information management systems (LIMS) have run across LabKey Server. LabKey has been especially useful to those working with high-throughput assays, flow cytometry, genotyping/sequencing, proteomics, specimen tracking, and observational study data management. It's also an extensible LIMS, and as can be seen in this 2019 journal article by Brusniak et al., where they describe the process of updating LabKey to handle "generalized engineered protein compounds workflow that tracks entities and assays from creation to preclinical experiments." Noting rapid advances in protein therapeutics, the authors developed LabKey into Optide-Hunter to handle optimized peptides (thus, optides) and their production. After discussing its inner workings, the authors conclude that their open-source Optide-Hunter solution fits the bill for a "cost-effective and flexible LIMS for early-stage experimental pipeline development for engineered protein therapeutics development."
While not a laboratory informatics course in itself, this APHL guidebook certainly contains a full class-worth of material. Developed over several years with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this guide collects comprehensive information from informaticians and laboratorians in multiple countries in regards to the implementation and project management of laboratory information systems (LIS) in the public health setting.
This is a collection of free online introductory laboratory informatics courses developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). The first two courses follow the journey of a specimen through the laboratory and explores the generation and transmission of data and results within and outside of the laboratory. A third course on laboratory informatics systems is in development. Participants can earn Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education® (P.A.C.E.®) credits upon completion.
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.