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Lab 139-03 18-Feb - 22-Feb-2018 doha $ 4450 english
Lab 139-04 15-Apr - 19-Apr-2018 dubai $ 4450 english Register Now
Lab 139-05 24-Jun - 28-Jun-2018 istanbul $ 4850 english Register Now
Lab 139-06 26-Aug - 30-Aug-2018 amsterdam $ 5200 english Register Now
Lab 139-07 21-Oct - 25-Oct-2018 dubai $ 4450 english Register Now
Lab 139-08 23-Dec - 27-Dec-2018 dubai $ 4450 english Register Now

Course Description:

Laboratories are under increasing pressure to increase productivity and reduce costs. The implementation of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is one way of achieving these goals. However, most LIMS automate the status quo that may not be the most efficient way to automate a laboratory. To get the most from your Information Technology (IT) investment should the laboratory processes be redesigned or simplified? The aim of this short course is to give participants the tools to implement a LIMS effectively.

The course is highly interactive. Participants are expected to contribute their views and experiences to the course. Course material will be presented and discussed; participant experiences and problems will be discussed. Workshops using case study material will be used to assimilate the concepts presented. Participant numbers will be limited to 32 due to the interactive nature of the course.

The course will concentrate on LIMS from two perspectives:

Product: LIMS (its positioning within an organization and interaction with other Departments and systems)

Process: Change and project management (neglect of this side of the equation means that many implementations will fail)

Participants will be using case study material during the workshop sessions; these will involve various phases of a LIMS project for the well-known company called Grabbe, Munny and Runne. Project teams will consist of a maximum of 8 people.

Target Audience:

Laboratory managers and senior staff, computer professionals and quality assurance personnel involved in a LIMS project.

Course Outline:

Module 1:

  • Introductions and participant learning objectives
  • Workshop on preparation of a project proposal with review and feedback (workshop)
  • Role of the analytical laboratory & the concept of core business (presentation)
  • Process re-engineering, redesign or simplification of a laboratory (presentation)
  • Workshop to redesign laboratory process flows (workshop)
  • Project management: organisation, environment, and project proposal (presentation)
  • Defining the scope and boundaries of a LIMS (presentation and discussion)


Module 2:

  • The user requirements specification and selection of a system (presentation and discussion)
  • Implementing a LIMS: functions required (workshop)
  • Change management implications: involving the users (presentation)
  • Implementing a LIMS: budgets (workshop)
  • Risk assessment of a LIMS project (presentation)
  • Validation of a LIMS (presentation)
  • Close out of the course and review of learning objectives  
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