Expand LabCollector LIMS Capabilities With Additional Modules
Now LabCollector LIMS can include new optional applications. We are working on those modules to propose you a larger choice of features. In a near future we may open this possibilities to custom 3rd party modules. You can also suggest us ideas for optional modules.
Electronic Lab Notebook
Now you can save and manage your experiment results with our ELN module. Built as a collaborative platform you can create books and share them with lab collaborators. It is versatile with the possibility to generate Workflows based on specific templates. Use Workflow and page templates for routine work or free and flexible experiment records for your research activity. Organization of experimental data is made in 3 levels displayed by a tree-like browser and easy searched by keywords. Includes integrated certificates management and digital signature content validation.
LSM – Lab Services Management (Jobs/Assays)
This module will allow a lab to keep track of client samples, gather them on jobs (with workflows/task lists), manage plates and generate or export data into reports and have service history for billing purposes, etc. It will manage any kind of lab service (analysis, microbiology, chemistry, molecular biology, etc).
Data logging (metrology)
This addon centralizes temperature, pressure, humidity and many more sensors values over time. It includes automatic import from netowork loggers. All temperature data is stored and displayed graphically. LabCollector samples are then easily associated to temperature charts. GSM/SMS and email alerts can be used for alerting.
This module allows the management of worflow templates (a catalog of job workflows) that can be used to start new jobs. All jobs are stored and then status and advancement are monitored. Step validation is possible. Steps are linked to LabCollector data modules for record storage and edition.
Sample Batch Tool (Import rack information into database)
This module allows lab staff to import directly data stored as 2D data matrix barcodes of well plates/racks. Use it to catalogue samples information (name, tube position and rack ID) into LabCollector LIMS. Now compatible with most scanners on the market (FluidX, BioMicroLab, Micronic, Thermo …).
FREE/INCLUDED by default in LabCollector license!
Micronic/BioMicroLab Tube Sorter
This add-on helps you recovering dispatched samples on storage and place them on a working tray. It generates a picklist automatically and the necessary instruction files for the tube sorter robot (Micronic / BioMicroLab, etc). Join the scanner and tube sorter to really improve your effciency in recovering samples in quantity.
The module also generates Fluidigm EP1 files!
This add-on module will add a calendar system to LabCollector LIMS. Every user can create and share several calendars to manage events. A general shared calendar is visible to all the lab members for common events. Events can be recurrent. Calendar sharing is defined user by user allowing groups to be formed around project calendars. All events can be linked to existent LabCollector records, allowing scheduling of events related to biological actions (ex: blood sampling on patients or animals).
Based on our equipment scheduling system LabCal, it adds scheduling & reservation calendar to equipment stored on LabCollector LIMS, Users can quickly check & add reservations to any equipment or facility in the lab. It supports recurrent events (like every day or specific days on the week). It includes a reporting tool to give equipment usage statistics in the past or upcoming events (by user, by equipment or by categories).
It easily integrates by simple copying the files into a folder and automatic database setup from inside LabCollector LIMS. LabCollector v3.912 required.
This module gives you a way to store and organize all photos that you generate on your projects like microscopy, electrophoresis, animals, etc. You can create unlimited galleries, into unlimited categories, upload several photos in a click, commenting, etc. It can support TIFF format (and normal JPEG, PNG, GIF) and Movies. It also allows custom media formats definition to help you store/archive any raw image. Linking to samples in LabCollector is possible.
A Photo Uploader tool for Windows is also available to speed up charging images to the PhotoBank directly from image source computers.
Aquarium Facility Management
This module is a complete animal facility management system dedicated to fish growth and transgenese. You can manage fish entries, transferts and exits from tanks, growth, feeding (including live food production), custom and unlimited alerts, etc. It gives inventory and several types of reports. You can manage all kind of aquatic animals including mutants or transgenic breedings. Integrates easily into LabCollector LIMS and it is our first multilingual module (currently french and english)!
SSM – Sequencing Service Management
This module gives the tools to a lab to manage clients and sequencing orders. Users will be able to place orders and check sequencing status and download results. Service admin will manage orders, organize them on plates or single tubes and easily upload results.
It comes with an ABI chromatogram file viewer, integrated for efficient results management.
SSM is composed of 2 main interfaces: Sanger sequencing and NGS service managements. NGS part gives project follow-up tools with result delivery.
PTS – Protein Tracking System (Jobs/Production/Purification/Analysis…)
This module is a protein production management system. Integrated into LabCollector PTS allows the lab to follow up different process and task progression in several projects. Users can follow all steps of protein production, purification, analysis …
This collaborative tool allows a lab to manage and follow-up any service or tasks. It allows multiple custom forms to be created for a project level and tasks/services level. Progress is monitored and results are uploaded to each item/sample. Remote access for the requesters/clients is possible from an external page.
This module allows a lab to keep track of seeds, plant growing (trays management). All seeds generations will be tracked. Barcode support and storage management is included. Plant generation navigation is included.
SNP Genotyping Management
This module allows the management of typical worflow for SNP genotyping labs. It includes assays vials storage and retrieving (pick lists) using machine pickers, preparing plates for Fluidigm EP1, re-ordering of assays to suppliers, etc.
Samples 2 Box (Free)
Report Query Builder
This addon is a visual database query builder to create custom data reports/exports. It follows relations between modules. You can design any type of query with filters to extract part or total of your record relations. You can save queries for later reuse for regular reporting. Reports can be sent to Excel.
Collaborative Catalog for Multiple LabCollector implementations
This collaborative catalog allows LabCollector LIMS users to share data from modules across all users of all LabCollector instances. Therefore a LabCollector user can search if a product like antibody, primer, plasmid … is available on other labs or groups of the insitute/campus/department, for example.
Each lab team chooses wich information they want to share with the lab community through a extensible configuration file.
Multi-Purchase Orders Manager
This application allows administrative department manager to have access to all the purchase lists form the different instances of LabCollector on the enterprise server.
The Purchase Orders Manager will help you to manage the order lists, the reagents, chemicals and supplies but also sellers contact details.
Public Database from LabCollector
LabCollector is user access restricted. However in some cases a public database may be interest to provide a list of lab resources to the community.
For those who need a catalog of resources for the other labs in the same network (same institution for example), we propose a template page that can be customized and giving access to defined custom modules. Users can log in as visitors (you can define a group of external users) to that page and will be given access to “public” modules.
Features include the search engine, but storage and other information were removed.
Mass Spec Service Management
This module will allow, like the SSM add-on, the management of clients/users orders for Mass Spec service. Users submit orders, send samples and then will be able to retrieve results.
Animal Facility management
This module will be a complete animal facility management system (feeding, breeding, in/out transits, etc)
More to come…