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LIMSwiki is a collaborative wiki dedicated to the scientific community, featuring organized, documented, and up-to-date content regarding all aspects of laboratory informatics, bioinformatics, and health informatics. LIMSwiki also strives to maintain relevant knowledge about laboratory equipment as well as commercial and open-source software likely to be used in a laboratory setting. This also includes the vendors of such equipment and software.

Like any community wiki, the value and success of LIMSwiki is dependent upon the scientific community contributing their vast knowledge through the creation of relevant articles and editing of existing articles where knowledge is absent. If you wish to enrich the content of this wiki or have something of value to add, please request an account and get started.

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Immunoinformatics (sometimes referred to as computational immunology) is a sub-branch of bioinformatics that focuses on the use of data management and computational tools to improve immunological research. The scope of immunoinformatics covers a wide variety of territory, from genomic and proteomic study of the immune system to molecular- and organism-level modeling, putting it in close ties with genome informatics.

Immunology researchers like Hans-Georg Rammensee trace the history of immunoinformatics back to the study of theoretical immunology. In June 1987, the Theoretical Immunology Workshop was hosted in Santa Fe, New Mexico to discuss "the topics of immune surveillance, mathematical models of HIV infection, complexities of antigen-antibody systems, immune suppression and tolerance, and idiotypie networks." One of the first immunoinformatics efforts to result in a long-term informatics solution was the construction of the IMGT information system in 1989 by the Laboratoire d'ImmunoGénétique Moléculaire (LIGM). Created to "standardize and manage the complexity of the immunogenetics data" coming out of the lab, the information system went on to become an international public reference for genetic and proteomic data related to immunology. (Full article...)

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Key commercial laboratory informatics vendors

What does it mean to be "key" for the purpose of this ranking? The criterion for a vendor selling proprietary commercial laboratory informatics software being listed here: the vendor's LIMSwiki page must have a cited (from a publicly-available source) price list. Those with demonstration videos are given higher preference; items ranked by number of videos. Go here for all listed vendors in the wiki.

Laboratory informatics software and products
Key cloud- or SaaS-based laboratory informatics software

Listed below are key commercial and open-source laboratory informatics software offerings listed in the wiki that utilize the cloud or software as a service (SaaS) model. "Key" indicates vendor's (or software's) LIMSwiki page has a cited (from a publicly-available source) price list. Those with demonstration videos are given higher preference; items ranked by number of videos.

1. LabKey Server via LabKey Corporation
2. webLIMS and Health Cloud Hub via LabLynx, Inc.
3. Bika LIMS via Bika Lab Systems (Pty) Ltd.
4. Scilligence ELN via Scilligence Corporation
5. LabArchives via LabArchives, LLC
6. eCAT via Research Innovations Limited
7. labfolder via labfolder GmbH
8. Labguru via BioData Inc.
9. LabVantage 7 via LabVantage Solutions, Inc.
10. NevisLIMS via Instrumentos Científicos SA

11. NoteBookMaker via NoteBookMaker, LLC
12. Sysment Notebook via Sysment Kft.
13. BioRails DM via The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.
14. LABTrack via LABTrack, LLC
15. BioTracer via, LLC
16. iLIS via Margy Tech Pvt. Ltd.
17. Element LIMS via Promium, LLC
18. SDMS Software via SDMSSoft, LLC
19. Datacloud via SPLhost, Inc.
20. hivebench via shazino SAS

Open-source software

Looking for open-source software solutions to make your lab or office more efficient? Try these locations:

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Open-source laboratory informatics software

Listed below are some of the most active and supported open-source laboratory informatics software projects with articles in the wiki, as of May 2014. Go here for all listed open-source laboratory informatics projects.

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May 18, 2015:

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In early May this year we surpassed 1,000,000 page views of LIMSwiki's front page! Sure, that probably mixes in a fair amount of bot indexing and personal updating and reference of the front page, but we're still happy to see that number rise.

I personally started working on the wiki on April 15, 2011, and just over four years later we're still getting plenty of eyes on the site. Admittedly, other projects have taken away some of my time from contributions; however, there's still a boatload of work to be done, from page additions to formatting updates. Like any good wiki, it's always a work in progress. We hope you've all gotten good use out of it and will continue to benefit from new additions as they arrive.

Shawn Douglas (talk) 16:42, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Most popular pages

The most popular pages (by page views) on LIMSwiki as of May 4, 2015 are:

  1. Main Page‏‎
  2. XOOPS
  3. LIMS vendor
  4. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware‏‎
  5. Oxwall
  6. LIMS feature
  7. LIS vendor
  8. The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board
  9. ELN vendor
  10. LIS feature‏
  11. Laboratory information management system
  12. Electronic laboratory notebook‏‎
  13. LabLynx, Inc.
  14. PhpBB
  15. LabWare, Inc.
  16. ELN feature‏‎
  17. Laboratory informatics
  18. Laboratory information system
  19. 21 CFR Part 11‏‎
  20. 21 CFR Part 11/Audit guidelines and checklist‏‎
  21. Health informatics
  22. Magento
  23. LabKey Server‏‎
  24. PunBB
  25. Calorimeter
  26. LabVantage Solutions, Inc.
  27. Chromatography data management system‏‎
  28. Thermo Scientific
  29. OpenELIS
  30. Laboratory, Scientific, and Health Informatics Buyer's Guide‏‎