Mar 2021 LabCoP Extended ECHO Sesion: Leveraging LIMS for COVID-19 Pandemic: case study of Baobab

May 3, 2021

On 25 March 2021, this Extended ECHO session was convened to discuss the role of laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to collect, process, and store human biospecimens. Dr Dominique Anderson, Researcher, and Team Lead for Bio Collection Informatics at South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape; and Prof Alan Christoffels, Director & DST/NRF Research Chair of Bioinformatics and Health Genomics MRC Bioinformatics Unit, South African National Bioinformatics Institute, at the same university, shares a case study of Baobab LIMS. This session defines biobanks, key requirements of the biobanks, and looks at the importance of a biorepository as a resource for current or future research, which must be maintained in a high-quality biological manner. LIMS plays a critical part in biorepositories management. Please follow the links here to view the recorded ECHO session and download the presentation.