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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.

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Resourcing Your LIMS Project for Success

Typical resourcing questions that arise when an organization embarks on a LIMS project include “What skill sets, how many resources, and what time commitment will be needed to guarantee success for our LIMS project?”  First off, let me clearly state that there is no magic formula that will guarantee the success of your LIMS project. … Read More

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LIMS Project – Letter to Self

  Dear Me, It has been a long road but the LIMS is finally up and running, validated, and the laboratory staff and management are actually using it.  In fact, the requests for improvements, new reports, and new capabilities are already starting to come in.  As I look back on this journey, I wish that… Read More

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Which came first, the URS or the application?

On just about every Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) or Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) implementation project we have assisted a customer with, this question arises. The answer is very telling as to how the entire implementation will play out. There have been numerous occasions where CSols was brought onto a project late in the game… Read More

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Integrated Informatics: Single Vendor vs. “Best of Breed”

Your organization has actively embraced laboratory informatics tools to help increase your lab’s efficiency and effectiveness, information availability across the enterprise, innovation and discovery, and collaboration amongst your scientists and partners.  While the laboratory informatics solutions you currently have implemented have enabled you to make great strides, in order to get to the next level,… Read More

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