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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.

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"Next steps for access to safe, secure DNA synthesis"

The DNA synthesis industry has, since the invention of gene-length synthesis, worked proactively to ensure synthesis is carried out securely and safely. Informed by guidance from the U.S. government, several of these companies have collaborated over the last decade to produce a set of best practices for customer and sequence screening prior to manufacture. Taken together, these practices ensure that synthetic DNA is used to advance research that is designed and intended for public benefit. With increasing scale in the industry and expanding capability in the synthetic biology toolset, it is worth revisiting current practices to evaluate additional measures to ensure the continued safety and wide availability of DNA synthesis. Here we encourage specific steps, in part derived from successes in the cybersecurity community, that can ensure synthesis screening systems stay well ahead of emerging challenges, to continue to enable responsible research advances. Gene synthesis companies, science and technology funders, policymakers, and the scientific community as a whole have a shared duty to continue to minimize risk and maximize the safety and security of DNA synthesis to further power world-changing developments in advanced biological manufacturing, agriculture, drug development, healthcare, and energy. (Full article...)

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Laboratory informatics software and products
LIMSwiki journal articles
Open-access articles becoming more common

A LIMSwiki journal article is a selected open-access article relating to various fields of informatics, free to republish elsewhere with proper citation. You can browse the collection using the tools below. Also note that like other articles found on this wiki, journal articles can be added to LIMSwiki books.

For a full listing of journals — open-access and otherwise — relating to laboratory informatics, bioinformatics, and other forms of informatics, please see LIMSWiki:Resources/Journals.


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Latest news

February 11, 2019:

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We're happy to team up with the Association of Public Health Laboratories to highlight the existence of their new guide Laboratory Information Systems Project Management: A Guidebook for International Implementations. Released in November 2018, the guide collects comprehensive information from informaticians and laboratorians in regards to the implementation and project management of laboratory information systems (LIS) in the public health setting. With in-depth discussion and professional recommendations from contributors in multiple countries, this guide was created to provide valuable information for laboratory informatics newcomers and experienced laboratorians alike. Learn more about the guide here on the wiki.

Shawn Douglas (talk) 21:52, 11 February 2019 (UTC)


December 6, 2018:

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This is just a quick update to advise readers the second edition of the guide Past, Present, and Future of Cannabis Laboratory Testing and Regulation in the United States has now been released. This second edition updates historical information with the latest stories through early December 2018, newest technologies, and revised URLs for vendors. A new chapter has been added that details vendors who are marketing their instruments, software, and equipment to cannabis testing laboratories, and new material has been added in addressing topics such as industrial hemp legalization and worker safety. Enjoy.

Shawn Douglas (talk) 21:05, 6 December 2018 (UTC)


Most popular pages

This section represents most popular pages by page view as of January 2016.

NOTE: Individuals from certain IP addresses are going to pages for informatics companies and are gaming the most popular mechanism, artificially inflating page views in a very short period of time. Those pages will not be listed here. If this practice continues, LIMSwiki will remove the most popular pages feature from the wiki completely.



The most popular pages (by page views, minus records with artificially inflated page views) on LIMSwiki as of September 3, 2019 are:

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  3. LIS vendor (174,318 views)
  4. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware‏‎ (167,193 views)
  5. LIMS feature (156,093 views)
  6. XOOPS (153,526 views)
  7. LIS feature (134,754 views)
  8. ELN vendor (120,152 views)
  9. LabWare, Inc. (97,376 views)
  10. PmWiki (86,518 views)
  11. LabLynx, Inc. (80,595 views)
  12. Laboratory information management system (69,143 views)
  13. Health informatics (67,870 views)
  14. Laboratory information system (55,973 views)
  15. SLCLAB Informática SL (51,777 views)
  16. Electronic laboratory notebook‏‎ (49,135 views)
  17. 21 CFR Part 11/Audit guidelines and checklist‏‎ (42,031 views)
  18. Laboratory informatics (36,618 views)
  19. RURO Inc. (35,058 views)
  20. Laboratory, Scientific, and Health Informatics Buyer's Guide‏‎ (33,333 views)
  21. Inactive vendor‏‎ (33,318 views)
  22. ELN feature‏‎ (33,193 views)
  23. Physician office laboratory (32,688 views)
  24. Thermo Scientific (32,541 views)
  25. Cloud computing (31,296 views)
  26. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act‏‎ (29,908 views)
  27. Blaze Systems Corporation (27,294 views)
  28. ATGC Labs, LLC (25,523 views)
  29. Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments‏‎ (24,986 views)
  30. Bio-ITech BV (24,915 views)