Data generator

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A data generator is an individual or organization directly responsible for generating data.[1] Modern laboratories use extensive instrumentation when running tests. Many of these instruments possess interfaces and/or dedicated computer systems that can be used to transfer results to a LIMS. The most obvious method is for the laboratory personnel to capture the readings from these instruments on a worksheet and key them into the system when fully automated methods are unavailable.[2]


  1. Solsky, Joseph F. and Anand R. Mudambi (August 2003). "The SEDD Specification". p. 5. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  2. "ASTM E1578 - 06 Standard Guide for Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)". ASTM International. Retrieved 26 October 2011.