Audit trails are considered the key to the security of a system since they track changes to data and metadata. In this way, an incomplete or absent audit trail can impact data integrity or even product quality. The absence of an audit trail is considered to be, “highly significant when there are data discrepancies” according to the FDA.
Today, laboratory-based organizations face a wide variety of unaddressed data management challenges, and yet ultimately the scientific data is the currency with which they trade. Proper data management may not pay shareholders but it fundamentally defines the integrity of the organization and it’s purpose for existing. Being the cheapest, the fastest or the most definitive is desirable but it is all meaningless if the data is untrustworthy.
Externalization of R&D activities and the deluge of instrumental analytical data generated on a daily basis has resulted in increasing interest in analytical data standardization. Any standardization efforts, however, to either a single format or for data exchange between formats; should be weighed against the requirements of different users of that data, and hardware innovations.
The benefit of design exploration and optimization is understood and accepted by engineers but the required intensive computational resources have been a challenge for their adoption into the design process. The HyperWorks Unlimited (HWUL) appliance provides an effective solution to these challenges as it seamlessly connects all the necessary tools together in the cloud. The aim of this study is to showcase the benefits of HWUL on an optimization driven design of a complex system. For this purpose, an automotive seat design for crash loadcases is selected as an example.
Robert Stober, Director of Systems Engineering at Bright Computing explains how organizations can benefit from connecting diverse and disparate technologies.
Robert Roe explores efforts to diversify the HPC processor market
Darren Barrington-Light, senior manager product marketing for Thermo Fisher Scientific, explains the importance of integrating LIMS into the pharmaceutical data chain
Gemma Church looks at the use of additive manufacturing processes in engineering