February 18, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 7


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

02/19/2020 - Webinar: LIMS Instrument Interfacing – The Times They Are A-Changing

02/27/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Best Practices for Conducting Data Integrity Assessments

03/25/2020 - Webinar: LIMS Configuration 101

 Featured Books

Web Application Security: A Comprehensive Overview

 Journal Articles

ROBOT: A Tool for Automating Ontology Workflows

Ontologies are important to biological and biomedical researchers working with multiple data sources because, when implemented well, ontologies ensure heterogeneous, multimodal data across multiple domains and they aid with more effective data mining and discoveries. Ontologies also assist in improving data quality. In this 2019 paper, Jackson et al. highlight the importance of ontologies with their ROBOT open-source library, which aids with the automation of ontology development. They describe the various means which ROBOT "provides ontology processing commands for a variety of tasks, including commands for converting formats, running a reasoner, creating import modules, running reports, and various other tasks." They conclude that such automation allows developers to easily "configure, combine, and execute individual tasks in comprehensive, automated workflows." The authors also demonstrate how ROBOT can help catch logical errors and provide quality control mechanisms to ontology creation and updating.

Smarter Chatbots with Node-RED and Watson AI

This three-week edX course, with instructors from IBM, will teach you "how to use Node-RED to augment the capabilities of your Watson Assistant chatbots by integrating services such as Watson Translate and Text to Speech. You'll also practice deployment of chatbots to Facebook Messenger."
 Featured Discussions

02/17/2020 - Labware Lims Tranining

02/17/2020 - Is there a space for a new internationalized LIMS?

02/14/2020 - How to approach connecting instruments to a network


Experience More from Your LIMS Vendor - Part 1: The Selection Process

Trends in FDA Data Integrity 483s and Warning Letters for Pharmaceutical Companies

Find Your Informatics Match ❤️

What to look for when using a LIMS to help with ISO 17025 for starters


02/18/2020 - ApolloLIMS names new CEO, announces new brand

02/18/2020 - SPECTra chosen by four UK facilities

02/18/2020 - MilliporeSigma’s New BrightLab™ Cloud-hosted Software Brings IoT to R&D

02/18/2020 - Brooks Acquires Laboratory Software Firm RURO Inc.

02/18/2020 - Good Laboratory Practices Software Upgrade for Biotage® Extrahera™

02/11/2020 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces NGS-Based Solution for Expanded Carrier Screening Research

 Upcoming Trade Events

03/01/2020 - Pittcon

03/09/2020 - HIMSS 2020

03/19/2020 - Laborama 2020

04/21/2020 - Paperless Lab Academy 2020

 Bid Opportunities

02/21/2020 - Request for Bids: LIMS for Veterinary Laboratory Services

02/28/2020 - Presolicitation: Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Information System (APLIS)

03/02/2020 - Solicitation of Interest: Histocompatibility Laboratory Information System

03/04/2020 - Request for Proposal: Installation and Implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Milwaukee Water Works Water Quality Laboratory

03/19/2020 - Request for Proposals: Public Health Laboratory Information Management System

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OnQ Software
Paperless Lab Academy
Hudson Robotics, Inc.

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