January 5, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 1


In This Issue

 Featured Books

Laboratory Information Management for Cannabis Quality Assurance

 Featured Content

01/05/2021 - OnQ Press Release: Software4Labs to distribute QLIMS in the UK

OnQ Software, a market leading manufacturer of LIMS  has today announced an exciting new partnership with Software4Labs Ltd.  The agreement involves the distribution of OnQ Software’s QLIMS into the UK market to further expand its European presence.

01/05/2021 - How Wastewater Labs Can Help Defeat the Pandemic

How Wastewater Labs Can Help Defeat the Pandemic

Health officials are turning to wastewater systems to track the spread of COVID-19 and identify vulnerable communities. Clinical labs that perform coronavirus testing do not understand the methodologies for wastewater analysis. As the National Wastewater Surveillance System comes online, wastewater testing labs can take on a critical role in bringing the pandemic under control...

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01/05/2021 - Strategies for Creating Effective Technical Documentation – Part 3

In part 2 of our blog series on creating effective technical documentation, we detailed a best practice methodology that ensures the documentation will maximize benefits for your organization (part 1).

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01/05/2021 - Does Your LIMS Need a Tune Up?

It might now be several years since you first deployed your LIMS, but have you paid it the attention it deserves? Your laboratory could be running much greater sample numbers or your lab processes and workflows may have changed over time. It could be time to think about a ‘tune up’. 

Surprisingly, small configuration changes can make a big difference to the efficiency of your laboratory operation. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

12/15/2020 - Risk assessment for scientific data

In this 2020 paper published in Data Science Journal, Mayernik et al. present their take on assessing risks to digital and physical data collections and archives, such that the appropriate resource allocation and priorities may be set to ensure those collections' and archives' future use. In particular, they present their data risk assessment matrix and its use in three different use cases. Noting that the trust placed in a data repository and how it's run is "separate and distinct" from trust placed in the data itself, the authors lay out the steps for assessing those repositories' risks, and then making that task easier through their risk assessment matrix. After presenting their use cases, they conclude that their matrix proves "a lightweight method for data collections to be reviewed, documented, and evaluated against a set of known data risk factors."

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.
 Upcoming Webinars

01/20/2021 - Webinar: Sustainability Benefits in the Used Lab Equipment Market

01/21/2021 - Webinar: Healthcare in the Cloud: What Matters Most in the Age of Cybercrime

 Featured Discussions

11/23/2020 - Enviornmental Monitoring

10/21/2020 - Regulatory compliance expectations for LIMS applications in the modern world

09/21/2020 - Staffing a new LIMS system effectively

09/14/2020 - Instrument Integration with LIMS

09/03/2020 - Covid-19: Professor Didier Raoult targeted by a complaint to the Order of Physicians

08/27/2020 - Best Software For Pathology Lab Management System

07/24/2020 - Electronic Lab Notebook

 Bid Opportunities

01/13/2021 - Sources Sought: Identify LIMS software to support various laboratory functions to include logistics (supports consumable tracking and purchase), electronic notebook functions, data management, and reporting

01/14/2021 - Request for Proposal: Needs Assessment Consultant – Laboratory Information Management System

01/20/2021 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

02/01/2021 - Invitation for Bids: Deployment of an information system for the clinical biology laboratories of Chirec

02/02/2021 - Request for Tender: Labor- Informations- und Management-Systems (LIMS) für das Landeslabor Schleswig-Holstein am Standort Neumünster

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Computing Solutions, Inc.
Kalleid, Inc.
Sapio Sciences
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