November 17, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 46


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2021 Edition

 Featured Content

11/17/2021 - Case Study: LabWare LIMS Implementation for a Global CRO

A global contract research organization (CRO) specializing in clinical research was faced with a 25-year-old laboratory informatics system (LIMS) that was central to running their core business. This legacy system had been designed in-house, primarily by the business user community, in an ad hoc manner. [Read More]

11/17/2021 - Can One LIMS Cover All Your Needs?

LIMS can cover many different requirements in your business. But can one LIMS cover all of them? Are you constantly surprised by the variety of work your laboratory is asked to do? While the main purpose of your lab may be to test the quality of manufactured products... [Read More]

11/10/2021 - What is Enterprise Content Management?

ECM Market Trend AttributesEnterprise content management (ECM) is a type of software that helps organizations capture, store, activate, analyze, and automate unstructured business data into valuable information. ECM solutions can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid deployment. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

10/26/2021 - Laboratory information management system for the biosafety laboratory: Safety and efficiency

There are numerous laboratory information management systems (LIMS) on the market, but in reality, how many are finely tuned to handle the safety requirements of a biosafety laboratory? At least from the standpoint of Sun et al. of the Institute of Microbiology Chinese Academy of Sciences, few if any meet those needs. As such, the authors, in this 2021 paper published in the Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity, commence with laying out the unique add-on requirements a standard LIMS would require in order to meet the needs of most biosafety lab. Noting in their introduction "a strange situation, one where biosafety information itself is highly digitalized, yet there is no centralized system designed to better organize that electronic information and enable laboratorians to use it appropriately," the authors then describe what is required to remedy that situation. They note that biosafety and efficiency are tied to four information management aspects of the biosafety lab: project management, personnel administration, experimental material management, and equipment management. The authors then discuss how these areas of management would need to be fortified in a modern LIMS, as well as addressing other areas such as balancing flexibility and complexity and addressing data security.

 Featured Jobs

4 weeks ago - Lab Informatics Project Manager

Agilent - Open to several locations in France and Belgium, Open .

We are looking for an Lab Informatics / IES Project Manager. As an Project Manager your will be responsible to deliver upon various projects, both internal and external,...


Introduction to Data Science

This is an IBM-created course that is released on the edX platform. The introductory six-week course will have you "meet some big data science practitioners and we will get an overview of what data science is today." The course is free to take. A verified certificate of completion, via a Verified track from IBM, is available afterwards for $99 USD. (Note that the Audit track expires October 17, 2021.)

 Upcoming Webinars

11/18/2021 - Lab Automation, Tomorrow's Reality is Starting Today

12/08/2021 - Webinar: Practical Aspects of Forensic Genetic and Genealogy & What It’s Revealing about the Criminal Justice System

12/09/2021 - Webinar: Justifying the Purchase of a LIMS

 Featured Discussions

11/15/2021 - integration with cellsens and olympus microscope

10/27/2021 - Need a forex VPS!

10/13/2021 - Does anyone use routerhosting services? are they any good?

 Upcoming Trade Events

04/24/2022 - ASCLD 2022 Symposium

06/14/2022 - HIMSS Europe 2022

 Bid Opportunities

11/19/2021 - Request for Proposals: LIMS Replacement

11/19/2021 - Expression of Interest: Develop a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Solomon Island’s National Public Health Laboratory to Meet ISO/ IEC 17025 International Standards

11/22/2021 - Request for Tenders: Information Systems for Laboratories in AFBI, NIEA and DAERA

11/25/2021 - Request for Tenders: Design, Supply, Delivery, Implementation and Maintenance of a Customised, Integrated Laboratory Information Management System for Scientific Services

11/29/2021 - Procurement Notice: Integrated Laboratory Information System

12/06/2021 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System for the NHS

12/08/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System for City of San Jose

12/08/2021 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management / Tracking System

12/14/2021 - Tender: Laboratory Information System for Anatomic Pathology

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