Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Last Updated: May 27, 2021

Emory’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) LIMS team supports the Emory Research Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) application. LIMS is a secure, internally hosted application designed to support workflow automation and information tracking related to biospecimen sample management and processing as part of Emory’s Bio-Banking infrastructure. 

Key features and benefits of the system include: 

  • Study management including the Study Design Module (SDM), which provides an easy to use graphical user interface for study design including visits, time points and draws.
  • Participant/subject management
  • Sample management throughout the entire sample lifecycle
  • Location management – used to track sample boxes and freezer locations
  • Instrument integration
  • Reagent tracking
  • Tests and Results
  • Electronic shipments
  • Reports and label creation
  • Provides API integration with other bio-banking applications such as Emory Research Subject Registry (ERSR), Clinical Research Assistant (CR-Assist), Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap).
  • Easy sharing/collaboration between PI studies and samples if desired.
  • HIPPA compliant
  • Servers are hosted in climate controlled, physically secure server operations center with 24 x 7 monitoring and environmental sensors and controls.
  • Network segmentation and firewalls to restrict access to the database
  • Complex passwords required for system access
  • Nightly backups - All backups are encrypted and with a rotating cycle of media stored off-site in case of a disaster
  • All servers are patched on a regular basis and have anti-virus software scanning

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