January 28, 2020 Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 3

In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

02/11/2020 - Webinar: Protecting Healthcare Institutions from Cyber Attacks

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

 Journal Articles

A security review of local government using NIST CSF: A case study

In this 2018 article published in The Journal of Supercomputing, Ibrahim et al. present the results of their application of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework to a custom assessment tool for gauging the cybersecurity preparedness of an organization. In this paper, the authors used their assessment tool to assess a Western Australian government. After discussing the formula involved with the assessment tool and visualization of results using Microsoft Power BI, the authors conclude that using their tool and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, organizations can better "identify the specific people, processes, and technology areas that require improvement" and improve threat mitigation. The authors also cite the user-friendly nature of the framework.

What is the "source" of open-source hardware?

While the definitions surrounding "open-source" software have largely sufficed for such software, the term as applied to tangible hardware products has been insufficient, according to arguments by Bonvoisin et al. in this 2017 paper published in the Journal of Open Hardware. Their work turns to analysis of 132 proclaimed open-source " non-electronic and complex open-source hardware products." After lengthy background information and discussion of their methods and results, the authors conclude: "The empirical results strongly indicate the existence of two main usages of open-source principles in the context of tangible products: publication of product-related documentation as a means to support community-based product development and to disseminate privately developed innovations. It also underlines the high variety of interpretations and even misuses of the concept of open-source hardware."

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This is a Rochester Institute of Technology-created course that is released on the edX platform. The introductory eight-week course is designed to help learners "learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber attacks." The course is free to take and is scheduled to begin on August 6, 2019.
 Featured Discussions

01/22/2020 - Vendor response to LIMS URS

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12/17/2019 - strategic partners for new LIMS app platform.

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12/10/2019 - Thoughts on hiring scientific freelancers


Water Outlook integration added to QLIMS

Considerations for Cloud Hosting Your Laboratory Informatics Systems

The role of LIMS in digital transformation strategies

Future Advances in LIMS and ELN Technology


01/28/2020 - Proscia® Granted U.S. Patent for Computer-Implemented Method of Evaluating Medical Images

01/28/2020 - New Thermo Scientific NanoDrop QC Software Simplifies Sample Quality Control for Industrial Users

01/28/2020 - Configurable LIMS Highlighted at PITTCON

01/28/2020 - Autoscribe Informatics Appoints Nano Life Quest as our LIMS Distributor in Malaysia

01/28/2020 - Biosero Releases New Green Button Go™ Software that Increases Traceability, Visibility and Compliance in the Lab

01/28/2020 - HighRes Biosolutions and Novo Nordisk partner to transform drug discovery in automated Lab of the Future

 Upcoming Trade Events

02/12/2020 - Seed to Sale Show

02/17/2020 - SmartLab Exchange Europe

03/01/2020 - Pittcon

03/09/2020 - HIMSS 2020

04/21/2020 - Paperless Lab Academy 2020

 Bid Opportunities

02/14/2020 - Request for Tender: Development, Testing, Configuration and Implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

02/17/2020 - Request for Bids: Laboratory Information Management System for Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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

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

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

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