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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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"Big data as a driver for clinical decision support systems: A learning health systems perspective"

Big data technologies are nowadays providing health care with powerful instruments to gather and analyze large volumes of heterogeneous data collected for different purposes, including clinical care, administration, and research. This makes possible to design IT infrastructures that favor the implementation of the so-called “Learning Healthcare System Cycle,” where healthcare practice and research are part of a unique and synergistic process. In this paper we highlight how "big-data-enabled” integrated data collections may support clinical decision-making together with biomedical research. Two effective implementations are reported, concerning decision support in diabetes and in inherited arrhythmogenic diseases. (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. SDMS Software via SDMSSoft, LLC
20. Datacloud via SPLhost, Inc.
21. 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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December 4, 2017:

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Relatively new to the wiki but previously unannounced is what will eventually become part of a series on the various industries and settings a laboratory can be found: The Laboratories of Our Lives: Labs, Labs Everywhere!. This guide may eventually change names and be integrated with more content. However, for now it acts as a solid introduction to the concept of how laboratories intersect our lives in ways we may not necessarily expect. The guide first sets a historical stage for the development of the laboratory, and it then offers a basic framework for looking at today's laboratories, whether by science, industry, or function. Then it provides a brief snapshot of 20 different sectors, listing lab examples, test types, equipment used, and how informatics may be applied in those laboratories, followed by a brief closing discussion. Hopefully the guide provides a more inspiring picture of how the laboratory intersects nearly every aspect of our lives.

Shawn Douglas (talk) 17:02, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

April 11, 2017:

New to the wiki today is the guide Past, Present, and Future of Cannabis Laboratory Testing and Regulation in the United States. This guide provides an in-depth discussion of the ever-changing status of laboratory testing and regulation of the cannabis plant in the United States. From the history, regulations, and standards to the chemical properties of cannabis and the laboratory methods used to define them, this Creative Commons-based work covers the social, political, and economic circumstances surrounding the controversial plant. It also looks at the equipment, software, and reporting of testing labs; provides future-looking trends and guidance both nationally and internationally; and offers a full directory of resources associated with cannabis testing and legislation. Enjoy!

Shawn Douglas (talk) 02:00, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Most popular pages

This section represents most popular pages by page view as of January 2016. You can still find records of our Top 30 listings back to April 2012 on the history page for this template. Simply click on the "prev" link of an edit on that page and scroll down to see the listing as it was for that date.

The most popular pages (by page views) on LIMSwiki as of June 1, 2018 are:

  1. Main Page‏‎ (705,425 views)
  2. XOOPS (97,169 views)
  3. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware‏‎ (93,735 views)
  4. LIMS vendor (84,000 views)
  5. LIS vendor (64,477 views)
  6. ELN vendor (52,103 views)
  7. LIMS feature (41,284 views)
  8. 21 CFR Part 11/Audit guidelines and checklist‏‎ (30,119 views)
  9. Laboratory information system (27,929 views)
  10. SLCLAB Informática SL (27,793 views)
  11. LIS feature (24,016 views)
  12. Laboratory informatics (22,758 views)
  13. Laboratory information management system (21,180 views)
  14. Physician office laboratory (19,993 views)
  15. LabWare, Inc. (19,442 views)
  16. LabLynx, Inc. (18,921 views)
  17. Health informatics (17,733 views)
  18. Thermo Scientific (17,244 views)
  19. Electronic laboratory notebook‏‎ (14,620 views)
  20. Scientific data management system (13,559 views)
  21. Cloud computing (13,162 views)
  22. Reference laboratory (11,937 views)
  23. LIMSwiki mission (10,475 views)
  24. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act‏‎ (10,425 views)
  25. 21 CFR Part 11‏‎ (10,347 views)
  26. Laboratory, Scientific, and Health Informatics Buyer's Guide‏‎ (9,982 views)
  27. ELN feature‏‎ (9,950 views)
  28. LIMS and laboratory informatics questionnaire (9,854 views)
  29. LabVantage Solutions, Inc.‏‎ (9,365 views)
  30. Laboratory‏‎ (9,164 views)