This recorded Lab Informatics Tutorial series is designed as a management level view of laboratory systems and is appropriate for anyone planning, reviewing, or approving the acquisition of laboratory informatics. A background in science is not necessary to follow the presented material. Its purpose is to provide you with an understanding of how these technologies (Laboratory Information Management Systems, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, Scientific Data Management Systems, Laboratory Execution Systems, Instrument Data Systems, and supporting technologies ) can be used to support/improve your labs operations, and the considerations that need to be taken into account before they are purchased.
Part 1 in this series we will present:
- Introduce informatics
- Look at areas where it has been successfully applied, and the basis for that success
- Introduce the major informatics technologies
- Look at how/why they could be applied to different types of lab operations
- Begin looking at ROI considerations
If you are interested in the technical details of laboratory technologies, you might be interested in reading the companion volume “Computerized Systems in the Modern Laboratory: A Practical Guide” available through the Parenteral Drug Association.