The Secrets of Successful Lab Informatics Implementations

The Secrets of Successful Lab Informatics Implementations

Geoff Turnbull
CSols, Inc.

Course: sc082

1/2 Day Course

Intermediate Level

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Management/Professional Development, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Electronic Laboratory, Validation, Laboratory Information and Management, Life Sciences

$325 ($425 after Feb. 5)


Course Description

Implementing Lab Informatics (LIMS, ELN, LES, CDS, SDMS, etc.) is a complex undertaking, especially if you haven’t done it before. While the basics (planning, resourcing, budgeting, etc.) of a successful implementation are known to most, there are other critical success factors that when addressed can dramatically improve your chances of success. Most of these critical successful factors remain unknown to all but the most seasoned of Lab Informatics implementation experts.

These additional critical success factors have been identified by CSols through the implementation of a large number lab informatics projects over the last 15 years. They are the secrets to a successful LIMS implementation. In this course we will expose these secrets.

The first part of this course will provide a rapid review of implementation basics. The remainder of the course will focus on the secrets of successful lab informatics implementation.

Target Audience

The course is targeted for lab informatics project managers, project team members, IT managers and anyone else who is passionate about the successful implementation of lab informatics systems.

Course Outline

1.The Basics


2.The Secrets

    a.Identifying the right Resources
    b.Determining the real costs of the lab informatics project
    c.Building productive teams
    d.Managing the change
    e.Establishing effective communications
    f.Balancing business process changes against product customization
    g.Determining the best strategy for multi-site deployments
    h.Focusing on user adoption not just go-live

Instructor’s Biography

Geoff Turnbull is a Delivery Manager at CSols, Inc., the premier Laboratory Informatics Consultancy in North America who combines domain expertise with technology to improve efficiency, quality and compliance within manufacturing and the QC lab. Geoff has over 30 years’ experience and a proven track record of delivering results in regulated environments. He combines very strong organizational and strategy development skills with a thorough understanding of quality, regulatory, supply chain logistics systems. His diverse background includes the application of computer technology within life sciences manufacturing with specific experience in the selection, implementation and validation of a wide variety of Lab Informatics systems. He has successfully managed projects ranging in size from $200K to over $5MM