Are Risk Assessments Required for a LIMS Project?

Have you ever taken on a project that is large and overwhelming that you didn’t know where to start?  It can feel like everything is blurry, and you’re looking for your glasses to bring your sight into focus. Deploying a LIMS can often feel like this, and risk assessments can help you bring the project to focus.


Have You Seen the Latest Update of ISO/IEC 17025?

Laboratories look to gain ISO 17025 accreditation as recognition of their competence and abilities, to help them improve and monitor their operational processes, and to satisfy customer requirements. At the end of 2017, an update to the ISO 17025 standard was issued. In this blog, we give you


How to Balance Your Time Between Routine Operations and Improvement Projects

Laboratory Managers are frequently overwhelmed with the amount of work they need to complete.  Especially in a Quality Control laboratory, where turnaround times are crucial, routine operations continually takes priority, but what if


Tips for Managing Workload in the Laboratory

Managing workload can be challenging, especially when you have tight deadlines.  In this blog, we share with you some tips and tricks of the trade to make it easier on you. 


The Dont's of LIMS Project Management

Last week we issued our blog on the Do's of LIMS Project Management, and now that you're familiar with best practice, you can find here what we highlighted as NOT to do when managing a LIMS project.


The Do's of LIMS Project Management

Assign roles and responsibilities

Identifying the project team and its responsibilities, from Key Stakeholders to Ancillary Team Members, is one of the first steps in a project’s life.  As a Project Manager you may need assistance from the Project Sponsor in identifying the appropriate personnel, and creation of a Stakeholder map may be useful.


I Know I Need LIMS But What Do I Do Now?



Got a Great Idea for Laboratory Efficiency? How to Get it Approved by Your Boss.

"I’ve got a great idea that will generate laboratory efficiencies. How do I get it approved by the boss?"

Familiar scenario?

Organisations are increasingly looking to Departmental Managers for ideas that will generate cost savings via process efficiencies. Take a look 


What the Regulators are Looking for in a LIMS Validation Plan

Validating LIMS is a fundamental requirement for GMP compliance.  Where LIMS is used to store and process GMP data, it is imperative that


This is Why It's Good Practice to Document User Requirements


What are they

User Requirements are a list of activities and functions which users of a software system would like to use or need to use in order