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Course Title: Laboratory Information Management Systems LIMS
Categories: 1 - Laboratory Information and Management
2 - Life Sciences
3 - Petroleum Analysis
4 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
5 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
6 - Food
Instructor(s): Siri Segalstad Course Number: 115
Affiliation: Segalstad Consulting AS
Course Date: 03/19/2013 - Tuesday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $480 ($680 after 2/18/13) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
LIMS systems are used extensively in laboratories everywhere. The systems are now mature and well-functioning and there are many suppliers on the market. How do you select and implement a new LIMS? The course will cover what a LIMS is and how the lab can make it work for them. This is important knowledgte before you start writing the User Requirements Specification (URS). The URS shall reflect YOUR vision of what the LIMS can do in your lab. It is therefore the most important document you will ever write for the LIMS. Once that has been written, you will send it to the suppliers, and then compare the answers to find out which is the best LIMS for you. The next thing is how to implement LIMS. Even the best LIMS can be implemented in a way that does not make it work for you.

Target Audience
Lab Managers Lab personnel IT personnel QA of any type lab where a new LIMS is being planned or suggested. This class is useful also for people who have had LIMS before - especially if it failed for the lab.

Course Outline
- What to include in the User Requirements Specification
- How do you select your supplier?
- There are many ways to implement LIMS. How do you implement a LIMS to make it work for your lab?
- A very short version of how do you validate the LIMS and make sure that it continues to be in a validated state.

Course Instructor's Biography
Siri H. Segalstad has worked with LIMS and validation of IT systems in the pharmaceutical and other regulated industries since 1988. She was a member of the EU’s Leonardo da Vinci project which created a complete Master’s degree in IT validation. She has also written the book “International IT Regulations and Compliance”, Wiley 2008 which covers all aspects of IT regulations and validation and has a large chapter on LIMS. She has been on the organizing group for the LIMS conferences for many years. She is the lead consultant in Segalstad Consulting AS, Oslo, Norway