Hold panel discussion, demonstration and proposed next steps to stimulate audience participation
Present preliminary example of LIMS data aggregation, communications and exchange for data analysis & reuse
o Basic data model concepts (Intra LIMS)
o Data queries between LIMS (Inter LIMS)
o Interoperability of LIMS
Propose plug in connectathon as possible next step to enable groups to work at their own pace and connect with others.
This session will focus on Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). "Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) provide a framework for managing data from the outset of the research life cycle delivering new capabilities for machine learning, data analysis, collaboration, and dissemination."1 After the LIMS presentations, there will be a presentation about possibly holding connect-a-thon events at future meetings. The purpose of connect-a-thon events is to bring together multi-disciplinary teams to verify, explore, discover, or prototype important scenarios that particular LIMS systems must be able to handle; one scenario, transaction, or process at a time. In this way, groups can begin to work together even for part of an afternoon (say, 2-3 hours), to focus upon particular events, functions, or common tasks involving key processes recurring in LIMS systems – such as those involving samples, simulations, experiments, and data sharing. Teams can use connect-a-thons anywhere in the process for development of high-value LIMS use-cases. For efforts or systems in more advanced developmental stages, participants can formalize and prepare data, schemas, models, interactions, and/or scenarios in advance and can use the time to perform an actual test of expected functionality and integration. For those in earlier stages, the time can be leveraged opportunistically to actively prototype, explore approaches, and to explore actual steps needed to handle proposed scenarios. Over time, such events can facilitate community exploration and discussion leading toward increased interoperability and coordination over time.
1. Greene, G. , Ragland, J. , Trautt, Z. , Lau, J. , Plante, R. , Taillon, J. , Creuziger, A. , Becker, C. , Bennett, J. , Blonder, N. , Borsuk, L. , Campbell, C. , Friss, A. , Hale, L. , Halter, M. , Hanisch, R. , Hardin, G. , Levine, L. , Maragh, S. , Miller, S. , Muzny, C. , Newrock, M. , Perkins, J. , Plant, A. , Ravel, B. , Ross, D. , Scott, J. , Szakal, C. , Tona, A. and Vallone, P. (2022), A Roadmap for LIMS at NIST Material Measurement Laboratory, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.2216, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=934610 (Accessed December 12, 2022)