Connecting SLIMS with Agilent OpenLab CDS allows chromatography instruments to be synced with SLIMS, the generation of CDS sample sheets in a workflow, and for the results of a chromatograph run to be imported to the result step in a workflow in SLIMS.
The calibration status of instruments can be tracked in SLIMS, with a check that runs nightly to manage expired instruments. This allows preventing a user to use uncalibrated instrument consequences like content flags and warnings if uncalibrated instruments are used in an experiment run.
This type of workflow allows results for specific tests to be required on a sample navigating a workflow, and is just as configurable as standard workflows. Products and Specifications can be used to configure a set of tests to be measure on a product with specific required result ranges.
The SLIMS platform provides several APIs to build custom SLIMS plugins and extend the core functionalities of the system by integrating with external equipment or for customizing complex workflows. Web-based applications with custom interfaces like portals for your external customers can be built using our Python API or the flexible Vaadin API.
- SLIMS GATE, our main Java-based API
- Vaadin, a Java-based highly flexible toolkit for web development
The Galaxy Platform is fully integrated with SLIMS. Feel free to design your custom workflows on Galaxy and use them directly within the SLIMS workflow module. Import and export data and files with Galaxy to retrieve the results and store everything in SLIMS. No need to manually download your files between different analysis platforms. Everything is managed by SLIMS!
SLIMS contains a tool to design your own labels which will contain the barcodes for your samples or any other item. Multiple features in SLIMS allows to directly scan a barcode to register a sample or to reduce the manual interaction with SLIMS. SLIMS supports:
- Zebra Label Printers,
- Brady Label Printers
- PrintMate AS Cassette Printer