January 14, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 2


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

01/22/2020 - Computer System Validation – The Big Picture

01/28/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Supporting Your Laboratory Informatics Ecosystem with Laboratory Informatics as a Service (LIaaS)

 Journal Articles

Haves and have nots must find a better way: The case for open scientific hardware

Open-source software has been a topic of discussion for decades, both as a model of software development and distribution and as a potential for what could be done with it. But the concept of open-source hardware, particularly in the field of science, has been more challenging to address. In this brief perspective article by University of Tübingen's André Maia Chagas, he discusses the benefits of open science hardware to address the growing concern of "haves and have nots" in the scientific research community. Citing high prices, the overall closed-source nature of equipment, businesses that can close without warning, and poor customer support, Chagas attempts to demonstrate that advances in modern design—such as the smartphone—and organizational efforts to implement and promote open hardware philosophies provide opportunity for more people to engage in scientific endeavors. He concludes we "need to reassess our relationship to knowledge and technology, how it determines our role in society, and how we want to spend grant money entrusted to us by the people," and by focusing on making hardware more open and accessible, we'll shrink the divide and improve scientific research as a result.

Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics

This is a Columbia University-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced five-week course is designed to help learners "develop a basic understanding of the principles of machine learning and derive practical solutions using predictive analytics." The course is free to take.
 Featured Discussions

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12/10/2019 - I am an instrument vendor and I have a question regarding data standard

12/10/2019 - Thoughts on hiring scientific freelancers

12/05/2019 - Mindray BC3600 and LIS connection problem

11/13/2019 - ELN Usage


LIMS Master Data Best Practices Part 4 – Quality Control

Integrating Multiple LIMS into a Single System

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Benefits you should bank on by using a LIMS


01/14/2020 - ERS Genomics Announces Agreement With New England Biolabs to Commercialize CRISPR Gene Editing Tools and Reagents

01/14/2020 - Ovation Announces the Advent of Automated System Validation to Ease Regulatory Burden of Clinical Laboratory Teams

01/07/2020 - Enhanced QC Functionality for Matrix Gemini LIMS

01/07/2020 - Further Improving Efficiency in Laboratory Testing

 Upcoming Trade Events

01/23/2020 - International Conference on Health and Medical Informatics Systems 2020

01/25/2020 - SLAS2020

02/17/2020 - SmartLab Exchange Europe

04/21/2020 - Paperless Lab Academy 2020

 Bid Opportunities

01/16/2020 - Sources Sought: Laboratory Information System (LIS)

01/20/2020 - Presolicitation: Chemical and Geotechnical Analyses of Environmental Samples

02/17/2020 - Request for Bids: Laboratory Information Management System for Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

02/17/2020 - Presolicitation: Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Information System (APLIS)

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Computing Solutions, Inc.
OnQ Software
Paperless Lab Academy
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