Modern laboratory workflows are often complex due to multiple steps. Securing the results is crucial, and every step must be documented. No matter how accurate, traditional documentation on paper notebooks and electronic files like Excel that are kept on several drives is inefficient and may result in validation issues. In addition, sharing data with several colleagues in various locations can be problematic. Data stored on shared drives is also harder to maintain and search. Fortunately, Abbott Informatics has a proven solution.
Centralized and powerful, the STARLIMS Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) is a powerful replacement for paper notebooks and outdated software utilized for recording laboratory data. If you are seeking to record interim data in tables, make calculations in Excel during a process, integrate images and annotations, or add supporting attachments, the spreadsheet-like interface will give you a flexible format for capturing and storing data inside a central repository.
ELN eases searching and sharing while maintaining compliance standards for record retention. Both structured and unstructured data can be managed by the ELN, which provides method execution capabilities that strictly follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Moreover, the SOP will be visible during the execution of the steps, ensuring compliance.
Adopting an electronic solution such as the STARLIMS ELN will allow your laboratory to become an environmentally friendly organization that is essentially paperless, which also reduces traditional document management costs. It will also decrease the cost of integration and make it unnecessary to switch between several windows or systems.
Another advantage is staff will only be required to become familiar with a single application and user interface. This single system will make integration seamless and future upgrades streamlined.
STARLIMS Integrated Solution
Implementing state-of-the art technology, STARLIMS provides a totally integrated solution that incorporates LIMS, Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), Scientific Data Management System (SDMS), Advanced Analytics, and Mobile within a single application. This innovation makes building and maintaining custom interfaces required by third party tools unnecessary.
Part 2 will discuss more benefits from implementing the STARLIMS Electronic Notebook.
Alpha Engineering LIMS Implementation
Alpha Engineering Associates, Inc. has been involved with the implementation of over 50 LIMS systems ranging in size from small, “off-the-shelf” software systems to very large, highly customized, multi-functional systems, including STARLIMS, for both governmental agencies and private enterprises. For affordable client-focused network consulting services and solutions, please call Alpha Engineering Associates today at (410) 295-9500.