March 16, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 11


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2021 Edition

 Featured Content

03/16/2021 - Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting

Sunquest Mitogen LIMS helps labs automate molecular workflows so they can improve turnaround times, increase volumes, and enhance quality. Start or scale molecular testing today with our award-winning solution. We will be at ACMG 2021 April 13-16. Join us at our virtual booth!

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03/16/2021 - Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Innovation and Scientific Discoveries

Today’s biopharmaceutical market accounts for as much as 25% of the total pharmaceutical market, with projections for rapid growth over the next 5 years. This significant growth can be attributed to the increasing acceptance of biopharmaceutical therapies...

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03/16/2021 - Reducing Barriers to User Adoption of a New LIMS

Introducing a LIMS can be the best thing that ever happened to your organization. But proper planning, akin to a military operation, ensuring a wide range of inputs and training are key to reducing the barriers to adoption. When a laboratory information...

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03/16/2021 - Autoscribe's Manufacturing LIMS Highlighted at PITTCON

Autoscribe Informatics will be showing their latest Regulated Manufacturing LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) at Pittcon 2021 Virtual conference and expo. One of a number of industry specific solutions the Manufacturing system is based on...

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03/16/2021 - QLIMS version 9 is here

Made by scientists, for scientists – our latest version of QLIMS has arrived! With a modern and intuitive UI, QLIMS offers enterprise grade security and scalability with different license and deployment options including affordable SaaS offerings.

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03/16/2021 - Laboratories Needed for Hemp Testing (But you need to move now)

America’s hemp industry was decimated by cannabis regulation, but newly-approved rules from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have launched the industry on a high-growth trajectory. Testing will play a critical role in the hemp industry’s future, but laboratories offering testing services face a complicated regulatory environment.

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03/16/2021 - The Future of Food Starts with Modern Life Science Software

The science of culturing food has made incredible strides in the last few decades. Behind this innovative push to rethink the way we grow our food, scientific teams depend on scientific technologies, like strain engineering and fermentation, that are...

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03/16/2021 - How to quickly create effective dashboards in SampleManager LIMS™ v12.3

The addition of dashboarding functionality to laboratory informatics tools has opened new possibilities for data analysis, visualization, and use. An effective dashboard organizes and displays important information from multiple data sources in one...

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03/16/2021 - Expanding the Capabilities of Your LabWare LIMS Through Crystal Reports

The work performed in laboratories often produces too much data for one person to fully understand in a reasonable amount of time. Reports help extract complex data and turn it into information that can be comprehended easily. Sometimes the data can be...

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03/16/2021 - What Labs Need to Know about the Biden COVID-19 Response Plan

In February, the Biden administration released its National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness, which outlines seven goals that address a domestic response and global response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for...

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03/16/2021 - Choosing the Best LIMS for Your Molecular Diagnostics Lab

When molecular diagnostic labs select a laboratory information management system (LIMS), they typically consider the documented list of features and benefits, as they should. Each LIMS has its strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to consider these...

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 Journal Articles

03/08/2021 - Towards a risk catalog for data management plans

A data management plan (DMP) is a formally developed document that describes how data shall be handled both during research efforts and afterwards. However, as Weng and Thoben point out in this 2020 paper, "it a problem that DMPs [typically] do not include a structured approach for the identification or mitigation of risks" to that research data. The authors develop and propose a generic risk catalog for researchers to use in the development of their DMP, while demonstrating that catalog's value. After providing and introduction and related work, they present their catalog, developed from interviews with researchers across multiple disciplines. They then compare that catalog to 13 DMPs published in the journal RIO. They conclude that their approach is "useful for identifying general risks in DMPs" and that it may also be useful to research "funders, since it makes it possible for them to evaluate basic investment risks of proposed projects."
 Featured Jobs

5 days ago - Laboratory Systems Administrator (LIMS)

Advent Bio - Sawston, Cambridgeshire CB22 3JG

  We have a great opportunity for an individual to join our IT department as a Laboratory Systems Administrator. The main purpose of this role...

3 weeks ago - LabVantage Technical Lead

NonStop Consulting - Remote, Remote Remote

Hi all, Im looking for someone with LabVantage experience for a Life Science company working with top Pharma and Biotech companies. This is a fully remote,...


Computational Thinking and Big Data

This is an advanced University of Adelaide-created course that is released on the edX platform, and is part of a university MicroMasters Program. The scheduled 10-week course is designed to help learners to better "apply computational thinking in data science" using tools such as "mathematical representations, probabilistic and statistical models, dimension reduction and Bayesian models." The course is free; a certificate of completion costs $249. The course requires on average eight to 10 hours a week of effort. Access to the class is on-demand.
 Upcoming Webinars

03/18/2021 - Webinar: Steps for a Successful LIMS Project

03/18/2021 - Webinar: What to Look for - Advancing Lab Operations Through Smart Analysis

03/24/2021 - Webinar: What does Computer System Assurance mean for my Lab Informatics Systems?

03/26/2021 - Webinar: Discover the Ideal Healthcare IT Cloud Model

04/16/2021 - Webinar: Spreadsheets for Life - 5 Ways to Successfully Align Spreadsheets & Modern QMS Tools

 Featured Discussions

03/08/2021 - what is six sigma certification

02/19/2021 - LIMS for Biobanks, Biorepositories and clinical trials

02/16/2021 - LIMS crash course

02/03/2021 - LIMS / ELN Cloud providers

 Other News

03/09/2021 - Dotmatics licensing agreement with Compugen

03/02/2021 - Citrine Partners With Siemens to Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Materials and Chemicals Industry

 Bid Opportunities

03/19/2021 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information System at the University of Colorado

03/19/2021 - Request for Proposal: Development of the Laboratory Information System (LIS) for the public health laboratory network with regards to communicable diseases, including COVID-19 laboratory testing

03/24/2021 - Request for Proposal: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System

03/24/2021 - Request for Proposals: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System for the Virginia DCLS

03/26/2021 - Request for Proposal: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System

03/29/2021 - Request for Tender: Materials Laboratory Testing Data and Quality Management System

03/31/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System Replacement

04/02/2021 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for Argonne National Laboratory

04/29/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for Cord Blood Bank

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