Data Migration: Available, Secure, and Compliant

Keeping your laboratory’s data in one place is a productivity multiplier. If your business does not have the in-house expertise or resources to handle a data migration project on your own, LabLynx can migrate your existing data into your new ELab laboratory information management system (LIMS) software solution.

What to Consider Before a LIMS Data Migration

Data migration is the process of moving data from one system to another. The type of data generated and managed by a laboratory will depend on the specific focus and goals of the lab, as well as the types of testing or research it performs. The LabLynx team of engineers will ensure that your LIMS data transfer is done efficiently and effectively, minimizing downtime and the risk of data loss. Numerous considerations must be taken into account when considering migrating your laboratory data, including:

Data Sources

Identify all of the data sources, including databases, files, and any other sources of data.

Data Types

Determine the types of information, including structured data (e.g., tables and columns), unstructured data (e.g., documents and images), etc.

Data Dependencies

Identify any dependencies between different data sources or types of data that need to be taken into account during the transfer process.

Data Mapping

Create a map or a plan for how the files will be migrated from the old system to the new system. This should include details on how data will be transformed, cleaned, and structured in the new system.

Data Quality

Assess the quality of the data, including its completeness, accuracy, and relevance. Any issues with data quality should be addressed before the transmission process begins.

Data Security

Consider any security concerns related to the data, including data protection regulations and compliance requirements.

Stakeholder Buy-In

Engage stakeholders and obtain buy-in from key decision makers to ensure that the process is successful and meets the needs of the business.

Comply with Data Retention Policies and Regulations

You can draw on the experience LabLynx engineers have with migration projects. We help plan your migration based on retention policies and regulations, customer requirements, and other priorities.

LabLynx will comply with your laboratory’s data retention policies to ensure your files, documents and materials are properly managed, organized, and preserved over time. Data retention policies help ensure that laboratories are in compliance with relevant laws and regulations and that their data is managed in a way that preserves its integrity, security, and availability.

LabLynx has extensive knowledge of a wide variety of data and information laboratories may wish to preserve, including:

  • Experimental: Data collected from experiments, such as measurements, observations, and test results
  • Analytical: Data generated from analysis of samples, such as chemical or biological analyses
  • Instrumentation: Data generated by laboratory instrumentation, such as spectrometers, microscopes, and chromatographs
  • Metadata: Information about the data itself, such as the date it was collected, the conditions under which it was collected, and the personnel involved in collecting it
  • Patient: Personal information from patients, such as medical history, test results, and diagnoses
  • Administrative: Information related to lab operations, such as financial data, personnel files, and supply chain documentation
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When you choose the LabLynx ELab LIMS, you can check migration off your list. The LabLynx team will ensure your historical information is available for reference in your new LIMS, and that all vital components are handled and stored in a secure environment to comply with current laws and regulations. Of course, our data transfer services are just one important component of an overall package of LIMS software solutions and services to help your laboratory exceed its operational objectives while remaining lean and relevant in a highly competitive market. Find out how all the LabLynx solutions and services help give you more control over your lab’s operations.
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