The community portal is a place to track the initiatives and development process of LIMSwiki. If you're new to the wiki and need help, please consult the "Get started" section of the home page.

Community information center

LIMSwiki is a collaborative wiki dedicated to the scientific community, featuring organized, documented, and up-to-date content regarding all aspects of laboratory informatics, bioinformatics, and health informatics. LIMSwiki also strives to maintain relevant knowledge about laboratory equipment as well as commercial and open-source software likely to be used in a laboratory setting. This also includes the vendors of such equipment and software.

The development and curation of LIMSwiki has closely followed this definition since its inception in early 2011. Yet given limited contributors and a rapidly changing technology atmosphere, it's been difficult to keep up with and produce content relevant to the industry. Despite these challenges, LIMSwiki remains an ambitious project dedicated to collating useful information about the growing industry and its players.

What follows is the list of recently completed, unfinished, scheduled, and planned initiatives to broaden the relevant scope of the wiki. The content within this portal will expand as more contributions are made and more help is requested for new and current initiatives.

LIMSwiki initiatives

We're now using a public mind map to show our initiatives, projects, tasks, and maintenance items. You can view this mind map here. You can find the LIMSwiki-related material under Open Member Community > Content Development > Open Access Content > LiMSwiki.

Latest news

July 1, 2021:

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This quick update is to inform you that after some neglect, the education section of the LIMSwiki Resource center has finally received an update. Time was short to check everything in each higher education facility's record, but all education program URLs were verfied and updated extensively. In a few cases, additional or new programs were added when found. This resource was originally developed in 2013, and in 2016 it received an update. It was very much in need of a refresh (particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged many higher education programs), and I finally found a little time to get it done. Happy educational program hunting!

Shawn Douglas (talk) 23:49, 1 July 2021 (UTC)


June 17, 2021:

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For several decades, laboratory informatics veteran Joe Liscouski has been sharing his professional experiences and wisdom with clients and the broader public. From discussions on the role of the "laboratory automation engineer" and instrument data systems in the laboratory to webinars about implementing informatics systems, Liscouski has shared his knowledge with others in various ways over the years. We've compiled some of his more important works into a special edition of LIMSjournal for wiki readers. The content appears in order of publication, spanning from 2006 all the way to as recently as April 2021. The content can be read here on the wiki, and if you're a registered member of LIMSforum, you can also download the content in eBook format. Enjoy.

Shawn Douglas (talk) 21:24, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

You can find more archived news here.

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