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Managing samples in an electronic lab notebook


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Talk on how to manage samples in an electronic lab notebook given a Bioconference Live

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Managing samples in an electronic lab notebook

  1. 1. How to manage samples in an electronic lab notebook June 2011 ©Axiope
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>The way we convey information is changing </li></ul><ul><li>Samples and experiments in labs today </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of an integrated approach </li></ul><ul><li>How it works in practice </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>©Axiope
  3. 3. Information exchange is changing . . . outside the lab ©Axiope
  4. 4. Information exchange is changing . . . Inside the lab ©Axiope
  5. 5. But the old ways persist ©Axiope
  6. 6. Why integrate? ©Axiope
  7. 7. Why integrate? ©Axiope 1. Fewer lost and mislabelled samples
  8. 8. Why integrate? ©Axiope 2. Clearer visualization of relationships between samples and experiments
  9. 9. Why integrate? ©Axiope 3. Reduction of experimental error
  10. 10. Why integrate? ©Axiope 4. More effective search
  11. 11. Why integrate? ©Axiope 5. Productivity gains
  12. 12. Why integrate? ©Axiope 6. More efficient use of freezers
  13. 13. Is integration possible? ©Axiope
  14. 14. Yes! Here’s how it works ©Axiope
  15. 15. Inventory management system <ul><li>Checkin and checkout </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Batch import and edit </li></ul><ul><li>Freezers, racks, boxes, well plates... </li></ul><ul><li>Custom containers </li></ul><ul><li>Sample templates </li></ul>©Axiope
  16. 16. Inventory management system ©Axiope To watch a brief video describing how to manage samples in The eCAT clectronic lab notebook visit the following url
  17. 17. Configure containers ©Axiope “ The great thing about eCAT is it’s incredibly flexible in terms of how you can set it up” Prof. Mike Shipston, University of Edinburgh
  18. 18. Configure sample records ©Axiope
  19. 19. Barcoding ©Axiope
  20. 20. Notebook ©Axiope
  21. 21. Templates ©Axiope “ I can make templates for different types of experiments, like PCR and flow cytometry” Matt Nicotra, University of Pittsburgh
  22. 22. Integrated Solution ©Axiope Experiment Aliquots “ The most important feature is the ability to link records, reagents and experiments, e.g. connect an experimental mouse with the freezer tube containing its tissues” Alex Swarbrick, Garvan Institute Chemical
  23. 23. Collaboration <ul><li>Share pages with others or keep private </li></ul><ul><li>Fine-grained access control </li></ul><ul><li>Send messages and notifications </li></ul>©Axiope “ With eCAT people can be up to date with what’s happening, make annotations, make changes and suggestions, improving collaboration” Alex Swarbrick, Garvan Institute
  24. 24. Protection and Security <ul><li>Secure login </li></ul><ul><li>Sign and authorize </li></ul><ul><li>Full audit trail </li></ul><ul><li>Automated backup </li></ul><ul><li>Behind your firewall or on our secure servers </li></ul>©Axiope “ It’s backed up, so I don’t have to worry about data disappearing or, even a fire in our lab” Matt Nicotra, University of Pittsburgh
  25. 25. Designed for small labs <ul><li>Zero /low IT overhead </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to install and set up, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Axiope hosts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web based/cross platform </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable </li></ul>©Axiope “
  26. 26. ©Axiope [email_address]