I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked this question by potential ELNRead More
I’ve been working with Project Managers from different industries and over the last few years and I have seen their pressure increase as managing projects seems to get more complex every year.
Ever think about how much work it is to deploy an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)?
Seems like an overwhelming task.
For many organizations it is.
Catching up with reading over the New Year, I found the article ‘Tough Choices for Consumer Goods companies’ in my list. (http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/consumer_and_retail/tough_choices_for_consumer_goods_companies).
It’s a challenge to think about carbon dioxide as a positive resource rather than as a pollutant, but that’s what Gernot Klotz, Innovation head at Cefic, set out to do at October’s Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit.
It has already been discussed that the KineMatik ELN is built upon Content Server, an Enterprise Information Management system. This means that the ELN also contains an enterprise class document management system. Some of the features of document management probably don’t mean much for most end users, but it is important, especially in the more regulated environments (QA/QC, manufacturing etc.) as the user can link to a specific approved version of a protocol. Thus if a protocol is updated, the Experimental reference still points to the version that was used for the experiment, maintaining the experimental integrity.
Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Electronic Lab Notebook for Manufacturing, Good Laboratory Practice, integration with other laboratory informatics syst, Manufacturing, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, integration, history, Records Management, Good Laboratory Practices, SAP, SOP, Docman, sample management, test requests, record keeping, seamless data integration, LIMS
KineMatik’s ELN currently incorporates Social Media tools to improve collaboration, such as blogs, wikis, and discussion forums not only for internal, proprietary exchange of ideas, but equally for organizations working with external partners.
Recommendations are capability that allows users to find other information that may be useful to their searches.
Another long standing feature in the KineMatik ELN, a user can create a spider query based on a topic of interest, called a “Prospector”. The user defines simple parameters, similar to the search capabilities defined above and others such as a date range for when the prospect is active, as the search criteria. If a Prospector identifies information that matches the user’s search criteria, provided the user has the appropriate permissions to that item, it then adds the corresponding item to a result list where it can be accessed. Working with Prospectors also involves organizing and deleting results. When creating a Prospector, the user can also set its result list options, which include the number of results displayed and the order in which the results are listed, based on closest match and/or ranking. The user can also choose whether the ELN shows or hides summaries of the resulting list items. Notifications can also be created that emails the requesting user each time the result list is updated.
Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, integration, spider, prospector, query recognition
KineMatik strongly believes in adoption of open standards, and as such will work within the framework of any reputable group whose mission is to define standards for data interchange with ELNs. The KineMatik ELN currently supports the XML (Extensible Markup Language) for data export/import and communication with any 3rd party system that supports the XML standard.
Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, XML, file interchange, integration