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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 - Life Sciences
2 - Management/Professional Development
3 - Data Management
4 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
5 - Electronic Laboratory
6 - Laboratory Information and Management
Instructor(s): Howard Rosenberg Course Number: 35
Affiliation: CSols, Inc.
Course Date: 03/07/2017 - Tuesday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $575 ($775 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Labs utilize a variety of software tools to deliver analytical results to their internal and external customers. Lab automation tools like LIMS, ELN, LES, or SDMS have been used. However, few labs have an organized plan or strategy to ensure successful implementation and/or integration of these systems. As a result, labs do not gain the efficiency, productivity, quality and cost benefits that they should. This course is designed to provide participants with a technical understanding of LIMS, ELN, and LES. We will also go over how to justify and implement them effectively and how to attain project success. Tools will be provided to help participants evaluate automation solutions or approaches. Pitfalls and success stories will be presented and discussed. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and current challenges.

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, 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.