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.
Opinions expressed by CSols Inc. contributors are their own. One of the biggest issues facing laboratories is what to do with all of the data that accumulates every day. Organizations are increasingly aware of the value of that untapped data. If you are considering adding a Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) to your lab informatics… Read More
Are you about to undertake the creation of master data in a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)? The dread that comes with knowing that it’ll be laborious and potentially frustrating can cause users to be wary. This can be true if you have to create master data templates in LIMS—but it does not have to… Read More
The work performed in laboratories often produces too much data for one person to fully understand in a reasonable amount of time. Reports help extract complex data and turn it into information that can be comprehended easily. Sometimes the data can be as simple as reporting on results that fall out of spec (in which… Read More
The addition of dashboarding functionality to laboratory informatics tools has opened new possibilities for data analysis, visualization, and use. An effective dashboard organizes and displays important information from multiple data sources in one easily accessible location. Dashboard creation tools in SampleManager LIMS™ have been improved with the release of version 12.3. In this blog, we… Read More
The GAMP 5 guidance on the risk-based approach to GxP computerized systems laid out a framework for validating laboratory informatics systems (among other systems). This framework has been the gold standard for risk-based assessments since its publication in 2008. The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) published an updated Good Practice Guide: A Risk-Based Approach… Read More