What is LIMS?

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LIMS is a generic name for a type of computer systems that handle data for a laboratory. There are many LIMS suppliers, and their systems are different. A lab should create and select the system with the best functionality according to the lab’s needs.

LIMS is based on a relational database with many tables, and a lot of programming to make the database run, update and be used properly. Implementing the system is a large job, because the system shall be configured to reflect how your lab works.

Generally a LIMS has two major parts:
Static data is a set of templates for how a specific sample type shall be handled in the system
Dynamic data is using the templates to create data for each batch of the samples from the sample's static data