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Course Information
Course Title: LIMS and ELN: How to Select, Plan and Implement the Right Software Solutions for Your Laboratory
Categories: 1 - Laboratory Information and Management
2 - Life Sciences
3 - Management/Professional Development
4 - Data Management
5 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
Instructor(s): Howard Rosenberg Course Number: 75
Affiliation: CSols, Inc.
Course Date: 03/08/2016 - Tuesday 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
Modern laboratories utilize a variety of software solutions to deliver analytical results to their internal and external customers. Most analytical instruments have supporting software associated with them. In addition, laboratory automation tools like LIMS, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN), Laboratory Execution Systems (LES) or Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS) have been available for many years, yet few laboratories have an organized plan or strategy to ensure that these tools are properly implemented and/or integrated with one another. As a result, laboratories do not gain the efficiency, productivity, quality and cost benefits that they should. Many LIMS are not properly implemented and often instruments are not integrated. This course is designed to provide participants with a technical understanding of LIMS, ELN, and LES products, how to justify them, and how to implement them in a cost effective manner. Tools will be provided to help participants evaluate solutions or approaches in their own laboratories. Pitfalls and success stories from real world case studies will be discussed. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and current challenges in a workshop format and the key aspects of successful projects will be discussed.

Target Audience
The course is targeted for laboratory managers, chemists and biologists from all industries but will also be of interest to IT personnel.

Course Outline
The topics that will be discussed:
• Assessment of the LIMS, ELN, and LES products available on the market
• The benefits of Laboratory Informatics
• Planning
• Selection and justification
• Implementation
• Technical approaches to system integration
• Case Studies (Pitfalls and Successes)

Course Instructor's Biography
Howard Rosenberg has been involved in the Laboratory Informatics field for over twenty (20) years as both a solution provider and user of these systems. During that time he has developed expertise in a variety of scientific software systems including; LIMS, ELN, LES, SDMS, CTMS, CTDS, CDS, and other laboratory instrument systems. Additionally, he has had wide exposure to both QA/QC and R&D laboratories in a variety of industries such as; Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Environmental, Forensics, etc. Leveraging his doctorate in analytical chemistry and his extensive IT, industry, and laboratory experience base, Howard understands the science, work processes, workflows, data flows, needs, and business drivers of laboratory organizations.