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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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Customized LIMS – The “Black Sheep” of LIMS

Every time the subject of a customized LIMS or the customization of a LIMS comes up, the guardians and pundits of Industry Best Practices come out of the woodwork to chime in on the topic.  Heads are shaken and fingers are pointed.  Dark clouds start to gather overhead and horror stories are made ready.  The… Read More

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The ELN Crossroad

So you have an ELN, a scientific productivity platform allowing configuration to meet the needs of an individual scientist, project, or group.  Some benefits your company may have realized are: Increased Productivity Improved Data Sharing and Collaboration Faster Knowledge Capture Reduced Experimental Cycle Times Faster and Improved Decision Making If these do not sound familiar,… Read More

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Without Adoption There is No Success! – Part 1

You hear it all the time, “The LIMS implementation project was a success!  It was on-time, within budget, and met the requirements.”  However, when you go back to the lab a month or so later and check with the scientists, technicians, and managers you find out that no one is using the new LIMS.  They… Read More

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LIMS Implementation: Let me count the ways

When it comes to LIMS implementation methodologies there seems to be as many as there are stars in the heavens.  At least it can seem that way, especially if you consider the various LIMS vendors’ branded methodologies.  However, if you take a careful look at all these, you can categorize them into 4 main categories;… Read More

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