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Developer(s) SENAITE Foundation
Initial release January 3, 2018 (2018-01-03)[1]
Stable release

1.3.3  (March 3, 2020; 4 months ago (2020-03-03))

Written in Python, Plone, Zope[2]
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Laboratory informatics software
License(s) GNU General Public License v2.0[3]

SENAITE is a free open-source laboratory information management system (LIMS) released under the GNU General Public License v2.0. The software is derivative work of Bika LIMS and is designed to be more modular architecturally in order to make contributions easier for newcomers and the application easier to maintain. Other changes over Bika LIMS include the inclusion of modern JavaScript frameworks, mobile-friendly Bootstrap, and a RESTful JSON API.[2]

The software is named after the hard metal titanate mineral of the same name.[2][4]

Product history

In October 2017, companies Riding Bytes and Naralabs began collaborating on an open-source derivative of Bika LIMS, citing how the application had grown "monolithic" in nature, "which hinders maintenance tasks and makes it harder for newcomers to contribute to the project."[2] The envisioned an open-source LIMS that was more modular and developed under a specific set of coding standard, making it easier to maintain and contribute to.[2] An initial 1.0 "evolution" beta release arrived in October 2017 on GitHub[5], followed by several more iterations before its first stable core release of 1.2.0 in January 2018.[1] The organizing SENAITE Foundation stated they had plans for further add-ons, including a synchronization tool, quality control rules, and ASTM communication protocol support.[2]


Product: SENAITE
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?
Sample tracking?
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?
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?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?
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?
Instrument interfacing and management?
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served

Hardware/software requirements

Videos, screenshots, and other media




Entities using SENAITE

Further reading

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "SENAITE.CORE v1.2.0". GitHub, Inc. 03 January 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "SENAITE, Professional Open Source LIMS. The evolution of Bika LIMS". Naralabs. 04 January 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  3. "sanaite.core / LICENSE". GitHub, Inc. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  4. "Senaite". Hudson Institute of Mineralogy. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  5. "SENAITE.CORE v1.0.0". GitHub, Inc. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2018.