I recently attended the SLAS2013 conference in Orlando. One of the items on my agenda was the Standards Special Interest Group (SIG) which I'm now chairing. The Standards Initiatives SIG promotes standardization and interoperability of instruments and data systems in the laboratory. This SIG is a unique forum which brings together two general groups of stakeholders: standard builders and standard consumers. Its purpose is to raise awareness of community-driven standardization efforts currently underway. It also provides a forum to foster collaboration between standards initiatives to ensure greater impact and better utilization of community resources.
I'm happy to report that we're not the only ones showcasing AnIML-enabled solutions at Pittcon. It's great to see AnIML being picked up by others. After all, a standard is only a standard if organizations actually adopt it.
Here's a nice video description of the Software-Cluster.
BSSN Software is now part of the Software-Cluster, Europe's most powerful network of companies and training & research institutions in the area of software development. The cluster region spans a wide area in the southwest of Germany around the cities of Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Saarbrücken and Walldorf.
For those of you attending SLAS 2012 in San Diego next week, I've put together a collection of activities around the emerging AnIML standard at the conference. Please leave a comment if I missed anything.
Over the past few weeks, Gary Kramer and I have worked on creating five new AnIML technique definitions for the most common GC detectors. We've chosen them based on feedback from the AnIML committee members. These new technique definitions allow us to represent GC experiments more completely in AnIML.
As we're getting ready for Pittcon in Atlanta next week, I'm picking up on my tradition to collect the different AnIML-related activities at the conference into a blog post. So if you're interested in AnIML, SEDD or data standards in general, you're encouraged to attend. Don't miss our AnIML-in-Action Showcase in the exhibit area.
The Journal for Laboratory Automation (JALA) is an official journal of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS). According to Editor-in-Chief Dean Ho, JALA was accepted for indexing by Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports®, including Thomson Reuter’s Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Biological Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews.
For those of you who are interested in AnIML and data standardization, here's a list of AnIML-related activities at this year's Pittcon.
Having taken my seat on the editorial board of JALA, the Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation, I have learned that Elsevier has made access to many of its articles available as open access content. This means that the original AnIML paper I published in 2004 is now openly available to everybody. Today's AnIML version is slightly different to the one described in the paper. However, it presents a nice overview.