Building a Smart Laboratory 2018

Building a Smart Laboratory 2018, from the Scientific Computing World team, is an introduction to the concept of the smart laboratory for those making a major transition in laboratory data workflow.

Introduction

This introduction sets out procedures to help lab users implement paperless technologies in the lab - with a particular focus on data intensive science and new trends.

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The key layers to a paperless strategy

Developing a robust strategy is a key concern when deploying paperless laboratory technology, write Isabel Munoz Willery and Roberto Castelonovo of NL42 Consulting 

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Dealing with data

Informatics providers share their experiences on the importance of using the latest laboratory technologies.

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Smart laboratories

An introduction to the concept of the 'smart' laboratory, based on the data/information/knowledge triangle.

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Data: Instrumentation

We look at the latest progress towards truly digital laboratories, with a focus on laboratory instruments and their capabilities.

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Information: Laboratory informatics tools

An overview of laboratory informatics tools - LIMS, ELN, ELS - and how convergence is changing the informatics market.

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Knowledge: Document management

How the smart laboratory contributes to the requirements of a knowledge eco-system, and the practical consequences of delivering access and preservation of knowledge that was traditionally stored in paper archives.

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Beyond the lab

How the smart laboratory can improve your business, through greater productivity and efficiency, better integration with existing systems, better regulatory compliance, data integrity and authenticity.

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Practical considerations in specifying and building the smart laboratory

A look at the approaches to take when embarking on a smart laboratory project, and what the potential roadblocks could be.

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Knowledge: Data analytics

Taking the theme of knowledge management beyond document handling into the analysis of data to help develop new products or improve existing ones.

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Summary

Pulling together the themes and threads from the entire publication, laying out the most important factors to be considered.

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References and further reading

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