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Course Information
Course Title: (CANCELED) Safely Implement Customization to your LIMS
Categories: 1 - Data Management
2 - Laboratory Information and Management
Instructor(s): Christopher Petty Course Number: 150
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
Customization of a COTS LIMS can be a tricky business. This is especially true when a future upgrade path is desired. Many LIMS have built-in capabilities to extend functionality, but more often than not these features do not solve every issue. This course will discuss methods to implement subtle or dramatic customizations to solve real-world requirements without compromising the ability to upgrade to future versions of the LIMS. It will cover the use of stock features and extensions, custom data structures and custom business logic.

Target Audience
• Developers • LIMS Administrators • Project Managers

Course Outline
• Introduction
o Cases for customization
• Advanced configuration vs. customization
o What is advanced configuration?
o Importance of maintaining upgrade path integrity
o Examples of out-of-box configuration
• Custom Data Structures
o Using out-of-box features
o Extending existing data model
o Creating Custom entities
• Custom Business Logic
o Matching your workflow to your LIMS
o Modifying logic
o Replacing logic
o Creating Custom objects

Course Instructor's Biography
Christopher Petty is a LIMS Consultant with CSols, Inc. and has been doing LIMS implementations, upgrades and configuration work since 2008. He has over 15 years of experience in application programming and software development in a variety of industries including public health, genomics, measurement standards, finance and entertainment.