May 22, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 21


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

05/24/2019 - Free LABTrack Webinar – Justifying an ELN

06/06/2019 - Astrix Webinar – The Importance of Strategic Planning in Laboratory Informatics Projects

06/12/2019 - Ensuring ISO 17025:2017 compliance in your Laboratory

06/19/2019 - Webinar: Case Studies in Lab Acquisitions—The Impact on Clinical and Lab Operations

 Featured Books

LIMSjournal - Spring 2019

Laboratory Information Management for Cannabis Quality Assurance

 Journal Articles

National and transnational security implications of asymmetric access to and use of biological data

We take another look at the security of biological data, this time through the eyes of Berger and Schneck, and the discussion of major players such as China. The authors first introduce advances in biotechnology and benefits and challenges that arise from it today, including exploitation of the resulting data "by state actors, malicious nonstate actors, and hackers." They then discuss common approaches used to protect this soft of data, as well as the various vulnerabilities that come from (or from the lack of) those approaches. The authors close their paper by offering four specific strategies "toward protecting biological data from unauthorized acquisition and use, enhancing efforts to preserve data integrity and provenance, and enabling future benefit of biotechnological advances."

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.

Introduction to Cybersecurity

This self-paced four-week University of Washington course is designed to help learners "gain an overview of the cybersecurity landscape as well as national (USA) and international perspectives on the field." The course is free to take and requires on average two to five hours a week of effort.
 Featured Discussions

05/21/2019 - EAI / ESB Choice

05/21/2019 - LIMS to Instruments Connectivity via MIDDLEWARE

05/20/2019 - Chemistry Analyzers for Medium-Size Labs

04/30/2019 - ELN implementation to a CRO


Data Integrity: The Importance of a Quality Culture

LIMS and ELN Planning: Having the Right Non-Laboratory Team Members

 Upcoming Trade Events

05/29/2019 - Canna West Summit 2019

06/03/2019 - APHL 2019

06/04/2019 - Infosecurity Europe 2019

07/18/2019 - Southeastern​ 2019 Hemp & Medical Cannabis Convention

08/04/2019 - Clinical Lab Expo 2019

09/25/2019 - Pharmaceutical IT Congress 2019

10/22/2019 - LIMS-Forum 2019

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

 Bid Opportunities

05/23/2019 - Request for Quotes: OpenLab Scientific Data Management System Maintenance (or Equal)

05/31/2019 - Registration of Interest: NIWA Laboratory Information Management System

06/06/2019 - Request for Quotation - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Software

06/10/2019 - Request for Information: Computer Software for U.S. EPA, Region 7

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Computing Solutions, Inc.
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