Laboratory Informatics Blog

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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The Best ELN – Revealed!

The adoption of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) in both academic and commercial labs continues to grow in the market.  In fact, the ELN market growth rate has been clearly outpacing that of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in many market segments.  Informatics systems vendors have noticed this for some time and have moved to… Read More

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Preventing/Minimizing Scope Creep

Have you been in this situation… You just began a new LIMS project and everything appears to be going smoothly. However, as the project continues to move forward, you start to lose control and it feels like the project has taken on a life of its own.  The stakeholders keep adding extra features and you wonder,… Read More

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Top 4 Reasons LIMS Implementations Fail

Implementing a new LIMS can be a huge challenge. There are so many aspects to consider and moving parts to manage that LIMS implementations can and sometimes do fail.  The reasons why they fail vary widely but the fact remains that a failed LIMS implementation can be a financial disaster and a huge waste of… Read More

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Clinical Supplies Management System Implementation and Validation

When implementing a Clinical Supplies Management System (CSMS), there are several industry best practices that will help yield a successful implementation, deployment, and validation.  Simply automating your paper-based process in the new CSMS, while feasible, may not yield the best benefits for your organization.  Proper planning including: needs assessment, requirements gathering and documentation, and process/workflow… Read More

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