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Welcome to LIMSwiki.org, 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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"Haves and have nots must find a better way: The case for open scientific hardware"

Many efforts are making science more open and accessible; they are mostly concentrated on issues that appear before and after experiments are performed: open access journals, open databases, and many other tools to increase reproducibility of science and access to information. However, these initiatives do not promote access to scientific equipment necessary for experiments. Mostly due to monetary constraints, equipment availability has always been uneven around the globe, affecting predominantly low-income countries and institutions. Here, a case is made for the use of free open-source hardware in research and education, including countries and institutions where funds were never the biggest problem. (Full article...)

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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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January 8, 2020:

The year 2020 has arrived, and with it comes reflection on the previous year and anticipation for what's to come. LIMSwiki saw updates to existing guides as well as new content getting created, though perhaps not as much as we would have liked. The biggest project from 2019 was likely the newest iteration of LIMSpec, a major overhaul of the prior version that took at its base took requirements from ASTM E1578-18 and added requirements from numerous other standards and regulations. The biggest update of 2019 was to the cannabis laboratory testing guide, which continues to expand. In 2020 we're looking forward to releasing more guides and books, including a significant look at what labs can do to develop a cybersecurity plan, as well as a buyer's guide for medical diagnostic and research labs. Stay tuned!

Shawn Douglas (talk) 17:04, 8 January 2020 (UTC)


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)


Most popular pages

This section represents most popular pages by page view since 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 February 3, 2020 are:

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  12. Laboratory information management system (77,005 views)
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  16. Electronic laboratory notebook‏‎ (55,698 views)
  17. 21 CFR Part 11/Audit guidelines and checklist‏‎ (47,267 views)
  18. Laboratory informatics (43,502 views)
  19. Inactive vendor‏‎ (40,271 views)
  20. Physician office laboratory (38,707 views)
  21. Laboratory, Scientific, and Health Informatics Buyer's Guide‏‎ (38,592 views)
  22. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act‏‎ (38,133 views)
  23. ELN feature‏‎ (37,896 views)
  24. Thermo Scientific (37,769 views)
  25. RURO Inc. (37,045 views)
  26. Blaze Systems Corporation ‏‎(35,014 views)
  27. Cloud computing (34,525 views)
  28. Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments‏‎ (31,762 views)
  29. Bioinformatics‏‎ (29,042 views)
  30. ATGC Labs, LLC (28,783 views)