October 30, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 44


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

11/05/2019 - Webinar: Data Quality and Efficiency in Laboratory Projects – Part 4: So Many Choices in Data Delivery, So Little Time!

11/07/2019 - Webinar: Lab Automation

11/12/2019 - Lonza to Host New Webinar – “Paper to EBR in 9 Months: How a Strong Collaboration Leads to Project Success”

 Featured Books

LIMSpec 2019-r1 Edition

The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics

 Journal Articles

Design and refinement of a data quality assessment workflow for a large pediatric research network

Clinical data research networks (CDRNs)—consisting of a variety of health care delivery organizations that share deidentified clinical data for clinical research purposes—constitute yet another collaboratory mechanism for scientific researchers to pool data and make new discoveries. However, one of the faults of CDRN data is that it typically comes from electronic health records (EHRs), which contain data with a lean more towards supporting "clinical operations rather than clinical research." This means data quality is of the utmost importance when pooling and putting to effective use such disparate data sources. In this research, Khare et al.propose a systematic workflow for making quality assessments of CRDN's data before use, a workflow that includes hundreds of systematic data checks and a GitHub-based reporting system to track and correct issues in a more timely fashion. They conclude that their publicly available toolkit definitively has value, though implementers should be advised that "sufficient resources should be dedicated for investigating problems and optimizing data" due to the time-intensive nature of the entire process.
 Featured Jobs

6 days ago - Award-Winning Central Montana Facility Seeking Med Tech - Nights or Variable Shifts Available

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I have a client in the Boston area who's about to begin a BioRails Implementation, they have a fantastic team in place, but no one...


Introduction to Laboratory Informatics

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.

LIMS Master Data Best Practices Part 1: Defining the Terms

Cultivating a Strong Corporate Culture to Attract and Retain Talent

Matrix Gemini LIMS Improves Water Testing Laboratory Efficiency


10/30/2019 - New Software Enhancement for Multifrequency Metal Detector Simplifies and Optimizes Product Set-Up for Improved Food Safety

10/30/2019 - Proscia® Granted U.S. Patent for AI-Powered Dermatopathology

10/30/2019 - CSols, Inc., Named to Delaware Top Workplaces for 6th Consecutive Year

10/30/2019 - USDA-USMARC Streamlines Research Operations with L7 Informatics NGS LIMS System

 Upcoming Trade Events

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

11/13/2019 - Canna-Pharma 2019

11/18/2019 - 15th Lab Informatics Summit

 Bid Opportunities

10/31/2019 - Request for Proposal: Environmental Laboratory Services for the Stormwater Water Quality Program

11/15/2019 - Request for Information: Electronic Order and Reporting for Texas Department of State Health Services

12/31/2019 - Request for Quote: Concrete Materials and Laboratory Testing

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