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Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) continue to replace pen and paper systems for data recording, to improve efficiency and data manageability.  Recording data on a central host system also improves knowledge sharing within an organization. 
Although many labs have moved to electronic systems, they are still not the norm due to challenges inherent in making the transition as well as questions about integrating with other lab systems.
 
As more and more researcher managers look toward ELNs for enhanced lab management, softward systems must be developed that are scalable and configurable to meet vastly different needs.  The market has responded with many new products available for those considering implementation or looking to improve their current system.
SMi’s 2nd annual conference on Electronic Laboratory Notebooks brings together some of the most qualified speakers in the industry, relating their experiences on implementation, as well as a comprehensive evaluation of the products and vendors available.  A crucial issue for ELN success is streamlined transition which will be expertly covered. 
Learn about the changing laboratory landscape, the future of the ELN market, and integrating social software plus much more!

  • USER REQUIREMENTS – Identifying an appropriate ELN and successfully implementing it
  • SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS – Assessing the use of social software and their relationship with ELNs
  • DATA MANAGEMENT – Developing effective data storage systems and backups
  • PATENTS AND IP - Understanding ownership and complying with FDA regulations
  • INTEGRATING ELNs with existing technology systems
  • THE FUTURE OF ELNs – Analysing the changing laboratory landscape
Laboratory Managers, Scientists and R&D specialists who need to understand, or are responsible for the acquisition, deployment and management of IT solutions in the laboratory: 
  • Chemical / Life sciences
  • Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Quality Control
  • Information Services/Information Technology
  • Informatics
  • Scientific Data Analysis
  • Intellectual Property
  • Librarians and Notebook Administrators
  • Knowledge Managers

As well as:
  • Providers of ELNs
  • Software Manufacturers
  • Consultancy firms addressing ELN technology
  • Patent and IP Attorneys
  • Government
  • University Laboratories

For Speaking opportunities please contact Tshego Mokhine at tmokhine@smi-online.co.uk  
For Sponsorship opportunities please contact Alia Malick at amalick@smi-online.co.uk

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Simon Coles

Simon Coles, CTO & Co-founder, Amphora Research Systems

9:10 MARKET OVERVIEW

Konstantinos Nikolopoulos

Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Programme Leader, Healthcare & Life Sciences IT, Frost & Sullivan

·                 Market Overview - where are ELN’s used, what is the target audience
·                 Trends - What is driving the uptake  of ELN solutions
·                 Forecast for the European Market
·                 Competitive Landscape -  who offers ELN

9:50 ELNs FOR BIOLOGISTS

Rich Lysakowski

Rich Lysakowski, Director of R&D and Strategic Advisor, Collaborative Electronic Notebook Systems Association

·                 Key challenges for biology ELNS – a difference of kind not one of degree
·                 Build or Buy? – This classic question rears its ugly head again
·                 Evaluating vendors and products for biology ELNS
·                 Status of products currently available on the market
·                 Integration issues for ELNS
·                 Maturity of archival solutions available for ELNs

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 ELNs: BRINGING HARMONY AND HAPPINESS

Simon Coles

Simon Coles, CTO & Co-founder, Amphora Research Systems

·                 The tensions that appear with an ELN project
·                 How a carefully designed ELN project can diffuse these tensions
·                 The particular problems of different industries
·                 How to deliver success

11:40 ELECTRONIC DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Charlie Sodano

Charlie Sodano, Founder & CEO, eOrganizedWorld

·                 Preservation of data
·                 Ensuring data integrity
·                 Tagging information
·                 User-acceptance of technology

12:20 THE CHANGING LABORATORY LANDSCAPE

John Trigg

John Trigg, Director, phaseFour Informatics

·                 Where are we with the 'all electronic laboratory'
·                 Are our legacy systems a constraint?
·                 Which technologies may drive change?
·                 How will we cope?

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 SOCIAL SOFTWARE

Suw  Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson, Social Software Consultant and Writer, Freelance

·                 How to use social software to both organise your own information and to share it with others

·                 Collaborate with team members and across teams/departments

·                 How to improve communication and reduce reliance on email

14:40 ELNs AND CONTRACT RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS

Todd Clement

Todd Clement, Senior Product Manager, Symyx Technologies

  • Successful partnerships with CROs require close global collaboration
  • Share laboratory notebooks
  • Centralize IP repositories
  • Configure tight, granular data security
  • Access information globally
  • Enable global workflows

  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 COMPLIMENTARY APPROACHES

    Stuart Butler

    Stuart Butler, Systems Biology, Hamilton Institute, National University Of Ireland

    ·                 Data integrity and integration
    ·                 Workflow management
    ·                 Visualisation and communication

    16:30 MYEXPERIMENT

    David De Roure

    David De Roure, Professor of Computer Science, University Of Southampton

    ·                 Why we need  a social infrastructure for sharing experimental plans, scientific workflows and scientific research objects
    ·                 Why not just use Facebook? The special requirements of scientists
    ·                 How myExperiment has been realised using a Web 2.0 approach
    ·                 Integrating myExperiment with ELNs and with digital repositories – towards the e-laboratory
    ·                 What have we learned? Insights into the sharing cultures of different disciplines

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    John Trigg

    John Trigg, Director, phaseFour Informatics

    9:10 SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

    Michael Braxenthaler

    Michael Braxenthaler, Research Informatics – Global Head Scientific Workflows, Roche

    ·                 Integration with existing tools
    ·                 How different ELN products are used for communicating information back and forth within a company

    9:50 GREEN CHEMISTRY

    Mike Kopach

    Mike Kopach, Principal Research Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company

    ·                 Process Mass Intensity (PMI)
    ·                 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)
    ·                 Solvent tier
    ·                 12 principles of green chemistry

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE LAB THAT WAS BORN ON THE WEB

    Cameron Neylon

    Cameron Neylon, Senior Scientist, Biomolecular Sciences, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

    ·                 Many tools are freely available on the web that can be effectively used for laboratory recording
    ·                 Some of these can be used ‘as is’ while some need to be adapted
    ·                 Using a blog based format as light-weight laboratory notebook and lab monitoring system
    ·                 Integration with web based tools for citation management and data handling
    ·                 Provenance, integration, and security issues

    11:40 USER REQUIREMENTS

    Ian Menzies

    Ian Menzies, GP R&D Business Development, AstraZeneca

    ·                 Understanding users needs
    ·                 Combating resistance to change
    ·                 Training users

    12:20 INTEGRATING ELNs WITHIN THE LABORATORY INFORMATICS ARCHITECTURE

    Joe Peden

    Joe Peden, General Manager, STARLIMS Europe

  • ELN’s are not just standalone systems working in isolation; they are part of the organization’s entire Laboratory Informatics architecture
  • The data and information they contain is of value throughout all parts of the laboratory and scientific organization and therefore of value to the business as a whole.
  • As just one part of the Informatics Architecture and set of scientific data the information they hold needs to be easily available to all interested parties authorized to access it throughout the organization
  • To prevent the data and information held in ELNs (and all other systems such as LIMS, CDS etc) being isolated organizations must define a Laboratory Informatics Architecture and implement methods and system to bring all data and information within the scientific organization together
  • This presentation will discuss these issues in more detail and show how real issues such as compound document management and the realization of information and knowledge assets can be achieved within the laboratory
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 SOUTHAMPTON SEMANTIC ELN

    Jeremy Frey

    Jeremy Frey, Professor of Chemistry, University of Southampton

    ·                 ELN in the Laboratory

    ·                 The need for semantics

    ·                 Sketch, Comment, Chat

    ·                 Links to the Semantic Web

    ·                 Curation & Publication @ Source

    14:40 INTEGRATION OF ANALYTICAL WORKFLOW INTO ELNs

    Jan Hauß

    Jan Hauß, Central Analytics Informatics, CAS/Log, Merck

    ·                 Interfacing LIMS with ELN
    ·                 Differences LIMS ELN
    ·                 How to integrate a legacy LIMS into an ELN
    ·                 Seamless integration of analytics into an ELN
    ·                 Keeping your IP in electronic form
    ·                 Patent related workflow designs

    15:20 THE FUTURE OF ELNs

    Rich Lysakowski

    Rich Lysakowski, Director of R&D and Strategic Advisor, Collaborative Electronic Notebook Systems Association

    •               The future of ELNS and related markets
    •               The technology forecast for ELNS and other informatics
    •               Further improvements needed and expected
    •               Other uses of ELN

    16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 ELNS IN DISCOVERY, DEVELOPMENT, AND MANUFACTURING

    Rob Dilman

    Rob Dilman, Senior Quality Assurance Representative, Eli Lilly

  • eLNs in Discovery/Development Areas
  • eLNs in QA/QC Testing Areas
  • Computer System Validation
  • Regulatory View
  • Implementation Challenges
  • 17:00 A COMPREHENSIVE FRAMEWORK OF RISK CONTROLS TO ASSURE INTEGRITY & RELIABILITY OF ELNs AND ELECTRONIC DATA

    Monica Cahilly

    Monica Cahilly, President, Green Mountain Quality Assurance

    A Holistic Approach to Reducing Risk for Your ELN and e-Data
  •       Defining the Business Process & Stake-holders        
  •      Risk Management Methodology: Assessment, Control, Communication, Review
  •      Risk Controls: A Holistic Framework
  •      Risk Review: The Quality Audit Process & Tools to Assure Electronic Data Integrity and ELN System Reliability
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    Lessons learned in ELN implementations across different industries
    Workshop

    Lessons learned in ELN implementations across different industries

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    27th January 2009
    London, United Kingdom

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    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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