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LiMSforum.com, the largest independent LIMS users group (over 6,300 members) celebrates 1st year!

The LIMSforum (limsforum.com) is now the largest user group for laboratory, science and health informatics software, far outstripping any others in just one year. Membership is free and automatic, which the industry seems to find refreshing.

PRLog - July 6, 2010 - ATLANTA -- Atlanta, GA – Today, www.LiMSforum.com celebrates its first year of operation and has quickly become the largest independent, non-commercial LIMS user’s group with over 6,300 members to date and today has a growth rate of nearly 1,000 new members per month.
The Laboratory Informatics Institute established the LiMSforum as a User’s Group for Laboratory, Scientific & Health Informatics professionals to meet, post articles, jobs, videos, downloads & SaaS Applications for LIMS, ELN, CDS, SDMS, LIS, EMR, Robotics, Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Bioinformatics, Life Sciences & more…
The LIMSforum is open to all Laboratory, Scientific, Business and Health Informatics professionals to meet and exchange technical and career information.

Areas Covered Include:
•   LIMS / LIS (Laboratory Information Management Systems)
•   CDS (Chromatography Data Systems)
•   ECM (Enterprise Content Management)
•   SDMS (Scientific Data Management Systems)
•   EMR / EHR (electronic medical records / electronic health records)
•   Bioinformatics
•   Biobanking
•   Cheminformatics
•   Laboratory Instrumentation
•   Laboratory Careers
•   CAP
•   21 CFR 11
•   SaaS / Cloud Computing
•   Open Source
•   Validation & Compliance
•   and much more….

Joining is instant, free and open to everyone. All members are encouraged to post LIMS related articles and technical and product information. Employers and Recruiters can post their Laboratory and Scientific Informatics jobs. Job Seekers can post their availability and qualifications. LiMSforum.com also offers a number of special interest subgroups including:

•  LabCareers.com
LabCareers.com provides a group to post job openings for laboratory, scientific and health lab careers. Areas cover LIMS, Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Instrumentation, Informatics, Clinical analysts, bio-tech, pharma and much more. Users can post their availability as well.

•  SaaSforScience.com – Web Hosted Software for Laboratory, Scientific, & Health Informatics
SaaS for Science – is devoted to discussions and technical articles about Web Hosted Software for Business, Scientific, Health & LIMS / Laboratory Informatics. Known as SaaS (Software as a Service), this forum also provides a library of links to these SaaS applications to test drive.

•  LiMS.tv – Laboratory, Scientific & Health Informatics videos and presentations
LiMS tv is a group that provides links to podcasts, videos and demonstrations of LIMS products and tutorials on LIMS concepts and regulatory issues. This group also covers other aspects of Laboratory Informatics for Health and Life Science and includes CDS, ELN, SDMS, EHR and tons more..

• LiMS Download Forum – Software Downloads for Laboratory, Scientific, & Health Informatics
LiMS Download Forum – Software Downloads for Laboratory, Scientific, & Health Informatics; provides a growing list of applications available for download along with information about the applications and links to download, install and try the applications.

•  ChromatographyTalk.com
The networking group for Chromatography professionals. Articles, discussion and career opportunities in GC, GC/MS, LC, LC/MS, HPLC and appplications to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics.

•  HealthForge – the Open Access Health Informatics Community
HealthForge is a professional network for those interested in furthering Open Source and Open Access Health Informatic. Topics include LIMS / LIS, EMR, EHR, HL7, SNOMED, LOINC, HIPAA and more….

•  LifeScienceTalk.net
LifeScienceTalk.net provides discussions, articles and career opportunities for Life Science professionals with a focus on the Information Technology for Life Sciences including LIMS, ELN, Biobanking, Bioinformatics, CDS, SDMS and the sciences involved in these areas.

•  enviroTalk.net – Environmental Informatics & Regulatory Compliance Network
This group provides discussions, articles and career opportunities for environmental science professionals with topics such as LIMS, PIMS, SCADA, lab instruments and tests, NELAC, ISO, industrial, municipal and commercial enviro testing.

•  SpectroscopyTalk.com
SpectroscopyTalk.com provides articles, discussions and resources on laboratory instrumentation for spectroscopic analysis and the LIMS and laboratory Informatics systems surrounding those instruments and analytical methods.

•  Open Source & Open Access for Science
This group provides the scientific community with Open Source Software and Open Access Journals and other unrestricted resources. This group is founded on the principals of Science Commons.

•  LiMSpec.com – LIMS requirements development and discussion group
The LIMSpec.com User’s Group provides a communitiy driven facility for LIMS users, consultants and vendors to develop a library of LIMS user requirements. This library will help shortcut the process of developing LIMS requirements specific to the user’s laboratory needs

Posted by: John H. Jones | June 26, 2010

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About the LIMStitute: The Laboratory Informatics Institute was established on June 19, 2006. This new organization has been created as a laboratory industry trade association for the education, standardization and promotion of the functional and professional areas of Laboratory Informatics. Our goal at the Institute is to offer an open Membership program to all individuals and organizations, which service or are employed within the laboratory industry. Our mission is to help all laboratories become more efficient and automated through the adoption of Laboratory Informatics applications and systems. By establishing an open, trade association, the members of the Institute will help shape and direct the future Laboratory Informatics standards. Our members will help educate and inform other members and the Institute will provide tools and resources to help all laboratories adopt a level of Laboratory Informatics that is right for them.

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