Gloria Metrick is the Owner of GeoMetrick Enterprises (http://www.geometrick.com/), which provides consulting services for laboratory informatics projects. She is the author of “Out on a LIMS™: The Newsletter for People Who Risk Life and LIMS™ on a Daily Basis” and “Out on a LIMS™: The Blog for People Who Risk Life and LIMS™ on a Daily Basis” and is a contributor to TheIntegratedLab.com. Gloria can be contacted for projects, to speak or to write at +1.781.365.0180 or Gloria@GeoMetrick.com.
Published: February 14 2011
If standardization is such a key element to integration and the industry has been so interested in it for so long, one might ask, “Why don’t we have these standards in place?” Answer: “Because it’s really, really hard!”
Published: December 9 2010
Reporting from two recent laboratory informatics conferences, Gloria Metrick shares her insights into choosing the best informatics product to suit a particular labs needs and how some issues are evolving.
Published: June 10 2010
Whether youre looking at a LIMS, ELN or another system, ensuring data integrity is important in order to ensure that the data a researcher references is correct, satisfy outside stakeholders, and support other efforts, such as proving patents by pro
Published: January 6 2010
Two different laboratory software projects illustrate the tasks and issues involved in "going paperless"
Published: November 6 2009
LIMS Gloria Metrick LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) products have been around for decades. Like most products, they began with someone writing software to meet a company’s specific needs.
Published: August 31 2009
What you need to know before taking the costly plunge.
Published: May 13 2009
With many companies merging with other companies and/or acquiring laboratories, many laboratories find themselves dealing with trying to get a variety of informatics solutions to work together. After the mergers or acquisitions are finalized, there l
Published: February 23 2009
As sites and tools for online networking and collaboration evolve, they are gaining a permanent place in most laboratories and businesses.
Published: July 21 2008
My lesson to you is this: come up with an offbeat title like this, give it to the editor of a periodical in jest, and the next thing you know, youll be writing an article to match. Still, the title is true. Informatics permeates the modern lab.
Published: July 9 2008
While working with a customers project manager, preparing to create the plan for their upcoming LIMS project, I was asked how we know how much to put into the first phase so we could meet the project deadline. My answer was that we could put as littl
Published: September 30 2007
Knowing enough about what you need sets the stage for successful implementation.