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Course Title: Laboratory Information Management Systems - LIMS
Categories: 1 - Laboratory Information and Management
2 - Life Sciences
3 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
4 - Food
5 - Forensics
6 - Validation
Instructor(s): Siri Segalstad Course Number: 103
Affiliation: Segalstad Consulting AS
Course Date: 03/07/2016 - Monday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $550 ($750 after 2/12/16) 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 knowledge 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. The reasons for failure are explained.

Course Outline
- What does a LIMS do? And a Lab Notebook? Do we need one or both?
- How can it help us in the daily work in the lab?
- What to include in the User Requirements Specification
- How do we select our supplier?
- There are many ways to implement LIMS. How do we implement a LIMS to make it work for our lab?
- A very short version of how to validate the LIMS and make sure that it continues to be in a validated state so we can trust that it works for us.

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