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Course Information
Course Title: LIMS Project Implementation Topics
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
2 - Data Management
3 - Laboratory Information and Management
4 - Life Sciences
Instructor(s): Andrew Vega Course Number: 124
Affiliation: CSols, Inc.
Course Date: 03/09/2017 - Thursday 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
LIMS Systems have been around for over 30 years. Despite the maturity of these systems, they are still intricate and complex systems to implement. This course will cover some of the pitfalls commonly encountered on a typical LIMS implementation project and different strategies for handling them. The goal is to leave this class knowing what to expect and how to handle common issues that may arise.

Target Audience
The course is targeted for anyone who will be involved in a laboratory software project. Project and laboratory managers will gain a deeper understanding of areas to watch out for on future LIMS projects. IT personnel will gain valuable insight into common technical problems that may arise on a LIMS project and approaches to solving them.

Course Outline
Some of the topics that will be discussed:

• LIMS Overview
• Build vs Buy
• Common LIMS architecture
• Cloud-based / SAAS options
• Databases 101 for LIMS
• Data Migration
o Configuration Data Migration
o Transactional Data Migration Options
• LIMS Reporting
• Label Printing
• Instrument Integration explained
• Go-live strategies
• Backup and Recovery Plans

Course Instructor's Biography
Andrew Vega is a senior LIMS implementation analyst at CSols, Inc., the premier Laboratory Informatics consultancy in North America. He has over 14 years of experience in LIMS and laboratory automation, as well as an extensive background in computer software design and implementation. Andrew worked in the chemical industry for 8 years in both QA/QC and IT and has spent the last 8 years in consulting with pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical customers.