Want to Safeguard Your Lab Data? Five Questions to Ask Your IT Team or LIMS Vendor

Busy labs collect an incredible amount of data every day. From patient and sample data and test results to information about equipment, reagents, and personnel, data is the foundation of the lab business. So safeguarding this valuable data — maintaining its security and ensuring it is always accessible — is critical.

In our last post, we shared four ways to ensure your cloud-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) keeps patient data safe. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at other ways to keep data secure, including data backups, disaster recovery plans, and security audits. We’ll also discuss the importance of using the latest versions of software and plugins. All of these are things you should thoroughly cover with your IT team or potential LIMS vendors.