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Course Information
Course Title: (CANCELED) Managing Analytical Data with the AnIML Standard -- Theory and Practice
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
2 - Data Analysis
3 - Data Management
4 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
5 - Electronic Laboratory
6 - Laboratory Information and Management
Instructor(s): Burkhard Schaefer Course Number: 142
Affiliation: BSSN Software GmbH
Course Date: 03/04/2017 - Saturday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
The Analytical Information Markup Language (AnIML) data format from ASTM defines an XML-based format for documentation of laboratory experiments and their results. It is suitable for a wide range of analytical measurement techniques (UV, IR, NMR, MS, chromatography, plate-based data, biological data and others). The standard provides a sophisticated, vendor-independent mechanism to analyze, exchange and archive data across instruments and laboratories. This course provides an overview of how the standard works and how it can be implemented by end users and vendors. Several case studies and live demos let you learn from the experience of others. At the end, you will have a thorough understanding of how the AnIML format can be a part of a unified data management strategy.

Target Audience
Individuals involved with or interested in management of analytical data. The target audience for this class is laboratory IT decision makers and professionals from pharmaceutical, biotech, clinical companies, and research institutions, as well as instrument and software vendors. There are no prerequisites for this class.

Course Outline
AnIML concepts
- Basic building blocks
- Samples and experiments
- Laboratory workflows
- Technique definitions and extensions
- Compliance

Using AnIML in the laboratory
- Long-term archiving
- LIMS/ELN integration
- Result publishing
- AnIML and generic software

- Who is using it?
- Reading and writing AnIML data


Course Instructor's Biography
Burkhard Schaefer is the lead architect of the AnIML data format. He is a regular contributor to the Pittcon short course program and has been involved with the LECIS standardization effort at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the AnIML standardization project with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). In his day jon, Burkhard is working on systems for integrating, analyzing and sharing of analytical data in the cloud. He holds a Diploma of Computer Science from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and has been teaching short courses for over 15 years.