September 26, 2006      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 4, Issue 38


In This Issue


Creative Commons / Science Commons - Key to sharing scientfic knowledge

Have you started noticing a little symbol called "Creative Commons" showing up on numerous on-line publications, including this blog? This little icon is being adopted more and more by publishers on the Internet, especially in the scientific community. Creative Commons is helping to guarantee the free and open access to vital scientific information and publications.

Open Source Beer vs. Open Source LIMS; which one do you prefer?

A year ago, some enterprising lads at the IT University of Copenhagen released a recipe of beer under the Creative Commons license. Because of the license, anybody that made money from selling the beer would need to give them credit and publish any changes to the recipe under a similar license. It was a novel idea and got some press from both the Open Source and the beer brewing communities. But just like many applications in the Open Source world, getting an Open Source beer recipe is the first (and usually easiest) step in a long, involved, sometimes unpleasant, process. And I hope that anybody making Open Source anything takes criticism really well....

Genomes as geography: using GIS technology to build interactive genome feature maps

Many commonly used genome browsers display sequence annotations and related attributes as horizontal data tracks that can be toggled on and off according to user preferences. Most genome browsers use only simple keyword searches and limit the display of detailed annotations to one chromosomal region of the genome at a time. We have employed concepts, methodologies, and tools that were developed for the display of geographic data to develop a Genome Spatial Information System (GenoSIS) for displaying genomes spatially, and interacting with genome annotations and related attribute data.

More on Mashups - An Easy, Free Way to Create Custom Web Apps

What if you could combine online data from multiple sources to create a customized, interactive Web application that could keep your supporters in the know without requiring them to visit more than one site? And what if you could do so using free, readily available tools, eliminating the need to build an expensive custom solution from the ground up? That's the idea behind hybrid online applications known as mashups.

Laboratory Information Management Software for genotyping workflows: applications in high throughput crop genotyping.

With the advances in DNA sequencer-based technologies, it has become possible to automate several steps of the genotyping process leading to increased throughput. To efficiently handle the large amounts of genotypic data generated and help with quality control, there is a strong need for a software system that can help with the tracking of samples and capture and management of data at different steps of the process.

LIMS and Web 2.0, makes a great combo!

The Internet is a relatively new tool for science (relative to a tool like the microscope). The Internet was orginally created by scientists to enhance real time collaboration between scientists. Today, scientific information is prolific on the Internet and with the advent of new technologies and techniques such as Blogs, Wikis, RSS and other such technobable collectively known as Web 2.0, scientific collaboration and information consumption will explode. Science and all other knowledge professions can take advantage of Web 2.0 to advance both pure and applied research to limits not seen since the advent of electricity.

The Tragedy of Bugglet

An ode to all of those that must suffer the slings and arrows of the not so perfect world of LIMS. It does not matter whether your software is large or small, old or young, it is guaranteed to have the ubiquitous Bugglet.

What do you get when you use a pharmaceutical LIMS for a Water / Waste Water Laboratory?

I think this image is very appropriate for describing what life will be like for a water /waste water lab that chooses a LIMS built for the pharmaceutical industry.
 Recent News

09/25/2006 - Bruker Daltonics and Isis Pharmaceuticals Announce the European Introduction of the Ibis T5000 Biosensor System

09/25/2006 - Thermo’s New Environmental and Food Safety Productivity Solutions Enable Quick and Cost-Effective GC/MS Method Compliance

09/22/2006 - ClinPhone Conducts Educational Webinar on New FDA Guidelines

09/22/2006 - Chemtech opens Corporate University

09/21/2006 - CSSC Holds Regulatory Seminar; Industry Experts to Focus on Quality Initiatives

09/21/2006 - Chemtech wins in the service exports category of the Prêmio Análise-FIA de Comércio Exterior 2006

09/20/2006 - Simulations Plus Releases ADMET Predictor(TM) 2.0; Powerful Predictive Software Enhanced With Superior Molecular Modeling Capabilities

09/20/2006 - New WinLIMS Instrument Validation Module

 Upcoming Events

10/21/2006 - 2006 18th International Activated Carbon Conference and Courses

10/21/2006 - WEFTEC 2006

10/19/2006 - Stability Testing for the FDA Regulated Industry

10/19/2006 - Strategies and Techniques for Dissolution Testing

10/18/2006 - Total Market Forecasting in Pharmaceuticals

10/18/2006 - 2nd annual Advances in Metabolic Profiling Conference

10/17/2006 - 102nd Meeting - Gulf Coast Conference

10/14/2006 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - 18th International Activated Carbon Conference & Courses

10/13/2006 - AACC Announces: Clinical Proteomics: Opportunities for Diagnostics, Pharmaceuticals, and the Clinical Laboratory

10/04/2006 - Cell Based Assays in Biopharmaceuticals Drug Development

10/03/2006 - Society of Forensic Toxicologist Annual Meeting

10/03/2006 - Pharmaceutical Law Europe

 Job Postings

09/22/2006 - Informatics Program Manager

09/22/2006 - Informatics Program Manager

09/22/2006 - Watson LIMS Validation Consultant - NY

09/22/2006 - Validation Consultant - Florida


09/18/2006 - LIMS Support in Gainesville, FL


09/14/2006 - Contract LIMS Project Manager/ Developer


09/11/2006 - Supervisor, Laboratory Information Systems

09/08/2006 - LIMS Analyst needed in Jacksonville, Florida

09/08/2006 - Sr Java/Oracle Developer with LIMS

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

09/25/2006 - Inivitation to Bid - Laboratory, Veterinary Equine Drug Testing

09/25/2006 - Contract Advertisement - Water and Wastewater Testing

09/18/2006 - Presolicitation Notice - Cytogenetics testing

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