I've been looking around for a LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) system, and the available packages are all too enterprisey. Is there any system, suitable for a lab, that can archive instrumentation output and make it available for analysis and further processing.
Ideally open source and simple. Essentially a document database with a web frontend and the ability to run scripts would be ideal.
The link doesn't work, maybe wasn't such a big success after all?
what do you need to do exactly? Is it a normal wet-science laboratory, or a bioinformatics one?
Giovanni is asking the right questions.
Due to the nature of the LIMS market, when trying to determine the best LIMS Vendors, it is critical to consider your labs needs. For a lot of niches there are Purpose-built LIMS systems which would be superior to Multi-purpose LIMS solutions in their respective niche of application. While some Multi-purpose LIMS giants such as Starlims addressed and mitigated these issues by offering LIMS templates, still, depending on what you are trying to do, there may be a specialized LIMS for your use-case out there. For instance, I work for a tiny LIMS producing company which has been specialized on foundries for 23 years. In short, wether a LIMS "doesn't suck" depends entirely on what you are trying to achieve.
wet lab prep for NGS
Well, it all depends on your need. If you are looking to manage data for an environmental lab system then our advanced laboratory information management system is absolutely a right choice for you.
Link is dead .......
Yea...most do because they have bad UI design or are not platform based. LIMS market is hard because every single implementation is different...this implies need for platform with all that entails.
Check out Exemplar LIMS to see one that does not suck.
And Sapio also has a not sucking ELN as well...Exemplar ELN that is fully integrated with the LIMS out of the box. Shortly there will also be an entry level SaaS ELN called Exemplar ELN Essentials, and you can easily upgrade to the full version Exemplar ELN Pro at a later date if your needs expand.
The SaaS Exemplar ELN Essentials solution is so easy to use that you can start using it immediately with very little training, but has leading edge features like Office integration, configurable e-signing rules, templates, document management, easy template creation, multi-user notebooks, integrated search and more.
If you want to learn more emails firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, we are a group of labs and are using a company called stms.co.il - they have a web and mobile frontend and a document database, you may want to try them. They did some customization for us, but I guess most labs would need this.