There are a few good discussions going on in the LinkedIn LIMS/Laboratory Informatics group and I wanted to bring your attention for those of you don’t keep-up with that group.
The group is an open group, meaning everyone can read the posts. If you’re not a member, you just can’t participate in them. However, it’s easy-enough to join the group by requesting such: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/36640/6A50095E87BA
Even though you do have to ask to join, we let most people in. As long as there’s something on your profile that indicates you’re part of the industry or have an interest in it. If you don’t have anything in your profile about it, just write to the moderators explaining why you’re interested. This is just how we keep out the spammers who have neither a link to our industry nor an interest in it. Also, you have to use your real name and we only let in individuals not companies.
One warning about this group: it’s focus is on discussions and sharing information with each other, not on advertising products and services. Some people really hate that aspect of the group but there are other groups that have that commercial focus and are more appropriate to those folks that want that slant to the group.
Anyway, the current topics are that of:
“Laboratory Informatics Conferences: What kinds of things would you like to see at such an event?”
“Combined Systems: LIMS/ELN”
“Why do lab informatics project succeed?”