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.
You’d be surprised how often we have heard “The LIMS benefits the management, not us” made with complete conviction by a scientist or lab technician. Primarily you hear this in a QC lab after the decision to get a LIMS has been made by “The Powers That Be” (TPTB). Of course this is not true,… Read More
It’s true that there are many people in different roles that actually hate LIMS and are not shy about telling you so. If asked, “Why do you hate LIMS?” the answers you get are varied but are universally delivered with surprising passion. Why such heat? Because the LIMS will be ingrained in the lab’s day… Read More
Regardless of why you have decided you need a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), planning, selecting, and implementing a LIMS can be both a risky and a daunting task. Engaging a LIMS consultant or LIMS consulting group will mitigate your risk and increase your ability to attain true LIMS project success including attaining a high LIMS… Read More
Having been in the Laboratory Informatics and LIMS Consulting business for quite some time, we at CSols Inc. have been exposed to many myths and misconceptions. While there may be a small kernel of truth to some of these, for the most part these statements do not hold water. In fact, some of them malign… Read More
If your laboratory is operating in a regulated environment, then you are faced with the challenge of ensuring your operations and systems are ready to withstand the scrutiny of a regulatory audit, or else face the consequences. But depending on your industry and your environment, different regulations may apply. For laboratories using computerized systems to… Read More