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Welcome to, the laboratory, health, and science informatics encyclopedia.
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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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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. LabVantage 7 via LabVantage Solutions, Inc.
10. NevisLIMS via Instrumentos Científicos SA
11. NoteBookMaker via NoteBookMaker, LLC

12. Sysment Notebook via Sysment Kft.
13. BioRails DM via The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.
14. GENEIO via BioSistemika LLC
15. LABTrack via LABTrack, LLC
16. BioTracer via, LLC
17. limsExpress via Dynamic Databases, LLC
18. iLIS via Margy Tech Pvt. Ltd.
19. Element LIMS via Promium, LLC
20. Datacloud via SPLhost, Inc.
21. hivebench via shazino SAS
22. SimpLabo via Nippon Control System Corporation

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 September 4, 2018 are:

  1. Main Page‏‎ (758,358 views)
  2. XOOPS (100,596 views)
  3. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware‏‎ (97,587 views)
  4. LIMS vendor (91,557 views)
  5. LIS vendor (76,522 views)
  6. ELN vendor (61,829 views)
  7. LIMS feature (55,724 views)
  8. 21 CFR Part 11/Audit guidelines and checklist‏‎ (32,472 views)
  9. SLCLAB Informática SL (32,014 views)
  10. Laboratory information system (31,694 views)
  11. LIS feature (31,387 views)
  12. LabWare, Inc. (25,462 views)
  13. Laboratory informatics (25,031 views)
  14. Laboratory information management system (24,244 views)
  15. Physician office laboratory (22,971 views)
  16. LabLynx, Inc. (22,034 views)
  17. Health informatics (21,553 views)
  18. Thermo Scientific (19,178 views)
  19. Electronic laboratory notebook‏‎ (18,213 views)
  20. Cloud computing (15,660 views)
  21. Scientific data management system (15,083 views)
  22. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act‏‎ (14,221 views)
  23. Reference laboratory (13,679 views)
  24. ELN feature‏‎ (13,345 views)
  25. 21 CFR Part 11‏‎ (12,088 views)
  26. Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments‏‎ (12,038 views)
  27. Eusoft Srl (11,707 views)
  28. LIMSwiki mission (11,640 views)
  29. Laboratory, Scientific, and Health Informatics Buyer's Guide‏‎ (11,618 views)
  30. LIMS and laboratory informatics questionnaire (11,353 views)