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02 March 2021

Scientists have implemented automation and LIMS software to help pivot laboratory operations and provide services to better understand and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

02 March 2021

 Sophia Ktori considers how software integration helps ensure scientists work efficiently in the laboratory

02 March 2021

A team of international scientists, including Nasa researchers, are using deep learning to map trees and bushes in the drylands of West Africa and the southern Sahara desert

29 January 2021

In this guide we have attempted to coalesce much of the information required in order to design and implement a smart laboratory or, at the very least, to begin the process of laboratory automation. While it may seem like a challenging prospect, the underlying principles are simple and focused on crafting a strategy that will enable more productivity and insight to be generated from scientific research

29 January 2021

Data analytics is becoming increasingly important as laboratories have to process and interpret the ever-increasing volumes of data that their systems generate

29 January 2021

This chapter looks at how to build a smart laboratory; what approaches to take; and how to deal with potential problems. Becoming ‘smart’ takes time, not only due to the level of investment required, but also because of the impact of change and the need to consider legacy requirements.

29 January 2021
29 January 2021

This chapter considers how the smart laboratory contributes to the requirements of a knowledge eco-system, and the practical consequences of joined-up science. Knowledge management describes the processes that bring people and information together to address the acquisition, processing, storage, use and re-use of knowledge to develop understanding and to create value

28 January 2021

This chapter will look at the four major laboratory informatics tools – laboratory information management systems (LIMS), electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs), laboratory execution systems (LES) and scientific data management systems (SDMS) – their differences and how they relate to each other. Each of these systems functions at or around the ‘Information’ layer (see Figure 1) and typically serves to collate data and information about the laboratory’s operations

28 January 2021

This chapter will consider the different classes of instruments and computerised instrument systems to be found in laboratories and the role they play in computerised experiments and sample processing – and the steady progress towards all-electronic laboratories.

28 January 2021

This chapter discusses what we mean by a ‘smart laboratory’ and its role in an integrated business. We also look at the development of computerised laboratory data and information management; the relationships between laboratory instruments and automation (data acquisition); laboratory informatics systems (information management); and higher-level enterprise systems and how they align with knowledge management initiatives

28 January 2021

Informatics experts share their experiences of implementing new technologies and manging change in the modern laboratory

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