LimsPortal and BonsaiLIMS: development of a lab information management system for translational medicine

Timothy G Bath, Selcuk Bozdag, Vackar Afzal, Daniel Crowther

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    Abstract

    Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are an increasingly important part of modern laboratory infrastructure. As typically very sophisticated software products, LIMS often require considerable resources to select, deploy and maintain. Larger organisations may have access to specialist IT support to assist with requirements elicitation and software customisation, however smaller groups will often have limited IT support to perform the kind of iterative development that can resolve the difficulties that biologists often have when specifying requirements. Translational medicine aims to accelerate the process of treatment discovery by bringing together multiple disciplines to discover new approaches to treating disease, or novel applications of existing treatments. The diverse set of disciplines and complexity of processing procedures involved, especially with the use of high throughput technologies, bring difficulties in customizing a generic LIMS to provide a single system for managing sample related data within a translational medicine research setting, especially where limited IT support is available.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9
    JournalSource code for biology and medicine
    Volume6
    Early online date2 Mar 2011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2011

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