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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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ISO/IEC 17025 is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard used by testing and calibration laboratories to provide a basis for accreditation of laboratory quality systems. There are many commonalities with the ISO 9000 family of standards, but ISO/IEC 17025 adds in the concept of competence to the equation, applying directly to those organizations that produce testing and calibration results.

ISO/IEC 17025:1999 was issued by the ISO in late 1999 and was internationally adopted in 2000. A second release was made on May 12, 2005 after it was agreed that it needed to have its wording more closely aligned with the 2000 version of ISO 9001. The most significant changes introduced greater emphasis on the responsibilities of senior management, as well as explicit requirements for continual improvement of the management system itself, particularly communication with the customer.

The ISO/IEC 17025 standard itself comprises five elements: scope, normative references, terms and definitions, management requirements, and technical requirements. In particular the management and technical requirements are the most important sections, with the management requirement section detailing the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system within the laboratory and the technical requirements section detailing the factors which determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and calibrations performed in laboratory. (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. iPad ELN via Cognium Systems SA
10. LabVantage 7 via LabVantage Solutions, Inc.
11. NevisLIMS via Instrumentos Científicos SA

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

Open-source software

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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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January 5, 2015:

Happy New Year, dear LIMSwiki users! Though every year — let alone every day — is a mixed helping of the good and bad, we hope 2014 brought a few reasons to smile.

The wiki in 2014 was not so much about a few big additions but numerous small additions and changes, which is typical for this kind of publishing format. We continued maintenance, completed a few small projects like making a LIMSWiki:Glossary of the non-vendor content and adding information about the U.S. physician office laboratory. At the end of the year, we also quietly began working on a much more ambitious project that will eventually change how we present vendor software and their publicly known features in a more intuitive way. (We'll give you all more details once we're ready to begin implementing the changes on vendor records.)

2015 will likely bring other additions, including more articles on informatics topics, industries affected by laboratory informatics, etc. Of course, we'll continue to diligently maintain existing content and update it to the best of our ability and resources. As always, if you want to contribute neutral, cited content, you can always request an account.

Have a good 2015, and stick around. There's always more to come here.

Shawn Douglas (talk) 12:53, 5 January 2015 (EST)

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