Welcome to the CSols blog. Stop by often to learn what CSols experts — the industry’s most trusted advisors — have to say about current laboratory informatics topics. We post about twice a month on subjects ranging from high-level overviews to detailed, technical explanations.
In the midst of a global pandemic that is straining the world’s medical systems, researchers, and providers like nothing before in our lifetimes, it can be hard to remember to pause, take stock, and express gratitude where we can. The pandemic has brought some good as a result of the bad. For instance, it has… Read More
Congrats on implementing STARLIMS for your laboratory! This may come as a shock, but you probably aren’t using some of the great features of the LIMS, right out of the box. Like most laboratories, just getting an informatics system in place can be a tough process, forcing a lab to focus on critical items first,… Read More
The process of software validation ensures that the system fits its intended use and functions as it should. Computer system validation (CSV) for laboratory informatics is essential because regulated businesses must ensure the safety of their products for consumers, and their laboratory informatics systems (LIMS, ELN, CDS) are an integral part of that. Given its… Read More
There are two ways to think about environmental monitoring. In environmental science, it involves field work: wastewater sampling, soil sampling, or outdoor air quality testing. The samples go to a lab, are processed, and results are reported back to the submitter. The other way to think about environmental monitoring is within a lab or clean… Read More
This blog will discuss some of the regulatory risks involved in using a cloud software service provider, or Software as a Service (SaaS). If you take this route, will you be floating on a cloud or just a clod? A clod is defined as a lump of earth or a stupid person—I leave it to… Read More