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.
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.
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.