Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory

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Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory
Industry Research
Headquarters USGS National Center, John W Powell Building, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia, U.S.
Area served U.S.
Products
Parent U.S. Geological Survey
Website isotopes.usgs.gov


The Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory "conducts research on the use of isotope ratio measurements in studies of water resources and environmental quality" for people inside and outside the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).[1] The laboratory also develops and offers cost-free several genre-specific laboratory informatics software products.

History

In September 2015, Los Gatos Research released an updated version of LIMS for Lasers, which acts as a "[f]ull client project and sample data management and reporting system" designed "for all off-axis (OA-ICOS) or cavity ring-down (CRDS) laser absorption spectrographs (LAS) used for δ2H, δ18O, and δ17O assays of liquid water samples" and includes a full users guide.[2]

Technology and products

LIMS for Lasers and LIMS for Light Stable Isotopes

LIMS for Lasers is a Microsoft Access-based laboratory information management system "for off-axis (OA-ICOS) and cavity ring-down (CRDS) laser absorption spectrometers (LAS) for δ2H, δ18O, and δ17O measurements of liquid water."[3]

LIMS for Light Stable Isotopes is a Microsoft Access-based LIMS "for both LAS and isotope-ratio mass spectrometers (IRMSs)" that "has proven useful in laboratories that receive samples from numerous individuals or perform at least a few thousand isotopic analyses per year."[3]

Features

Product: LIMS for Lasers
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[3]
Sample tracking?Y[3]
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?Y[3]
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?Y[3]
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?Y[3]
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?Y[3]
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?Y[3]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?Y[3]
Data validation?Y[3]
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[3]
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?
Modular?
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[3]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Messaging?
Multilingual?
Network-capable?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
geology and mining, life sciences
Product: LIMS for Light
Stable Isotopes
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[3]
Sample tracking?Y[3]
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?Y[3]
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?Y[3]
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?Y[3]
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?Y[3]
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?Y[3]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?Y[3]
Data validation?Y[3]
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[3]
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?
Modular?
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[3]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Messaging?
Multilingual?
Network-capable?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
geology and mining, life sciences

Pricing

The software and back-end databases are available for free through the laboratory.

Additional information

First-time users are encouraged to contact project chief Tyler B. Coplen for additional assistance. (E-mail address available at bottom of project page.)

References

  1. "Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory (RSIL)". U.S. Geological Survey. http://isotopes.usgs.gov/. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  2. "Training & Software > LIMS for Lasers 2015". International Atomic Energy Agency. 19 October 2015. http://www-naweb.iaea.org/napc/ih/IHS_resources_sampling.html. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 "LIMS for Lasers and LIMS for Light Stable Isotopes". Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory. http://isotopes.usgs.gov/research/topics/lims.html. Retrieved 16 May 2014.