Shifting the Blame

Each group in our laboratory informatics industry shifts the blame to other groups for the problems in our industry. The software vendors like to point out that it’s the consultants who cause the problems, the consultants point back to the software vendors, and each group secretly talks about how customers don’t take enough responsibility for their problems. Additionally, the ELN people blame the LIMS people who blame the ELN people right back.

Last Night’s Laboratory Informatics Meeting: Why it Isn’t “News”

I haven’t heard back on it, yet, but I expect that the LRIG NE (Laboratory Robotics Interest Group – New England) (http://lab-robotics.org/New_England/Archives/2010-04_Meeting.htm) and Boston LIMS/Laboratory Informatics (http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/36640/6A50095E87BA) meeting went well. 152 people had pre-registered when they had to close registration down due to a space limitation. I don’t know that any of us expected to max-out the room, but I’m glad to hear that it happened.

February 10th, 2010 Meeting Cancellation

The joint meeting between LRIG NE (Laboratory Robotics Interest Group: New England) and the Boston LIMS/Laboratory Informatics group has been canceled due to a Winter storm. We will reschedule it, so watch this space for it. This was the last notice for the meeting, in case you are interested in attending when it is rescheduled: http://outonalims.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/upcoming-lriglimslaboratory-informatics-boston-meeting/

LabWare LIMS Interview Questions

I was looking at my blog statistics for two days ago and discovered that someone found my blog by using the search term “labware lims interview questions” and wanted to address this more specifically. Let’s discuss the types of questions you’ll ask. First of all, by using the term “interview” we’re talking about interviewing people to bring onto your project. You could, of course, just contact me, Gloria Metrick, a LabWare LIMS expert, and make it easy on yourself. 🙂 But supposing you don’t want to take my word for it or have other reasons to interview other people, here are some thoughts on how to get started on this task.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

Let’s Replace LIMS and ELN With the Abacus — Here’s How!!

An Abacus is easy to learn and use. It’s easier to learn and use than a LIMS or an ELN. With all the people making suggestions that would take us backwards in our progress, why not this suggestion? If we’re going to go backwards, let’s go all the way! 😉

Read the entire posting for more thoughts on this issue.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/