Do you ever get that feeling that you would like to have a magic spell to organize all your data?
And once it is organized, wouldn’t it be magnificent if there would be a software that could put together all relevant data from your projects, add some new references and present you with a manuscript draft you can build upon?
The concept of Internet of Things is entering laboratories and interoperability between lab instruments and software solutions plays the major role.
sciNote electronic lab notebook and figshare are working on an integration. In the near future, users of sciNote will be able to upload their files directly to figshare, a cloud-based research repository primarily focused on sharing, storing, and discovering supplementary data.
It is extremely important to track which samples were used in which experiment. Not only to keep track of your current work, but also to keep reference long-term and even meet specific requirements when applying for grants or patents.
Last week, sciNote was one of the exhibitors the Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. HIMSS is known to be the place where once a year all the bright minds from the world of IT and Healthcare come together, observe the trends and talk business.
One thing no one likes to face is opening the closets. Not necessarily the physical closets, even though there are quite a few of them packed with document folders in every lab as well. There are loads of files that have to be kept in a physical and/or digital format to meet the recordkeeping requirements. Data that is never used and questionably organized.
In this article we will tackle major concerns regarding the use of digital, cloud-based, online lab notebooks and similar software solutions.
Science plays a big role in generating an ever increasing amounts of data. We are able to produce the “big data” with a single experiment. IDC reports that from 2005 to 2020, the so called digital universe will grow by a factor of 300, from 130 exabytes to 40,000 exabytes, or 40 trillion gigabytes, which is more than 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman, and child by 2020.
Meet Dr. Susanne Hollmann, a CEO of SB ScienceManagement and a scientific manager at University of Potsdam.
Can you imagine yourself in the future working in a lab full of interconnected devices that are responsive and intelligent? This is not only wishful thinking but a soon-to-be reality called the Internet of Things (IoT).