Healthcare

Open-LIMS

Open-LIMS
Open-LIMS logo.jpg
Developer(s) Roman Konertz, others
Initial release December 23, 2010 (2010-12-23) (Alpha 0.3.9.5)[1]
Stable release

 (January 20, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-01-20))

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Preview release []
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Laboratory informatics software
License(s) GNU General Public License v3
Website www.open-lims.org

Open-LIMS is a free extensible open-source project management suite designed to be organism- and structure-independent. Its design is based upon a workflow that encompasses pre-experimental and experimental processes. Post-experimental procedures such as data analysis can be added through software extensions. [2]

Product history

Open-LIMS appears to be the brainchild of Roman Konertz, a graduate student with the "Dictyostelium discoideum Functional Analysis" project at the University of Cologne.[3][4] A SourceForge project was started for Open-LIMS on November 24, 2010, followed by the first public release of the software about a month later.[1] The release was classified as an unstable alpha "for evaluation and testing purpose only."[5]

Until 2014, no stable production-ready version of the software had been released, with unstable test releases being released from 2011 to 2012. A stable version 0.4.0.0 was finally released on January 20, 2014.[6]

Features

The features of Open-LIMS are not yet clear. However, Konertz claims the features of Open-LIMS are closely tied to the needs of biological laboratories working in functional genomics, especially those in microarray and microscopy projects.[4]

Hardware/software requirements

Preliminary requirements can be found here.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Early screenshots of Open-LIMS can be found at the Open-LIMS website.

Demo information can be found here.

Entities using Open-LIMS

Further reading

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Konertz, Roman (23 December 2011). "Upcoming changes and improvements in 2012". Roman Konertz. http://www.open-lims.org/development-blog-reader/items/upcoming-changes-and-improvements-in-2012.html. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  2. "Open-LIMS - Concept". Roman Konertz. http://www.open-lims.org/concept.html. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  3. Eichinger, Ludwig. "Dictyostelium discoideum Team". Institute for Biochemistry, University of Cologne. http://www.uni-koeln.de/med-fak/biochemie/transcriptomics/. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Application Range". Roman Konertz. http://www.open-lims.org/application-range.html. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  5. Konertz, Roman (23 December 2010). "Preview-Version is ready for download now". Roman Konertz. http://www.open-lims.org/news---reader/items/preview-is-ready-for-download-now.html. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  6. Konertz, Roman (20 January 2014). "Version 0.4.0.0 published". Roman Konertz. http://www.open-lims.org/news---reader/items/version-0400-published.html. Retrieved 28 April 2014.