OpenLabFramework

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OpenLabFramework
Developer(s) Markus List and Jochen Thomas
Initial release June 21, 2010 (2010-06-21) (0.1)[1]
Stable release

1.4.1  (March 3, 2016; 3 years ago (2016-03-03))

[±]
Written in JavaScript, XML
Operating system platform-independent
Type Laboratory informatics software
License(s) GNU Public License v3.0[2]
Website github.com/NanoCAN/OpenLabFramework

OpenLabFramework (formerly Open Laboratory Framework) is a web-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) front-end — with additional electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) capabilities — that provides an extensible framework for better laboratory functionality.

Product history

The OpenLabFramework project appears to have began as the "Open Laboratory Framework" project, with it first being opened up on Sourceforge on February 15, 2010.[3] by Jochen Thomas and Markus List, likely as part of a project through German software developer OSTHUS.[4][5] The last SourceForge-based file release was with version 0.7 on December 7, 2011[1]. On January 7, 2014, the project moved from SourceForge to GitHub[1], with several updates to the software arriving in 2014 and 2015.[6] This coincided with the 2014 publication of a research paper on the software by List et al., citing the following as reason for the software's creation[7]:

There is, however, no dedicated LIMS for the management of large vector construct and cell line libraries. At our Lundbeck Foundation Center of Excellence in Nanomedicine (NanoCAN) at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense such large-scale libraries need to be handled efficiently ... This motivated us to develop a novel open-source LIMS platform: OpenLabFramework (OLF).

In the fall of 2015, List et al. published another paper describing a new add-on to OpenLabFramework called "OpenLabNotes." Citing the benefits of integrating a home-grown ELN into the LIMS platform, the group stated: "OpenLabNotes effectively closes the gap between research documentation and sample management, thus making OpenLabFramework more attractive for laboratories that seek to increase productivity through electronic data management."[8] OpenLabNotes was first introduced to the framework with version 1.3.0 in February 2015[9] and significantly improved with version 1.3.2 in May 2015.[10]

Features

Features of OpenLabFramework include[3]:

  • web-based front-end
  • extensible framework
  • experiment management
  • inventory management
  • electronic laboratory notebook capabilities[8][10]
  • barcode and printing support
  • document management
  • data analysis

Hardware/software requirements

Installation requirements include:

  • Grails 2.5.3
  • a supported browser, including Chrome (31.0.1650.63) or Firefox (26.0)

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Entities using OpenLabFramework

University of Southern Denmark in Odense

Further reading

  • List, Markus; Franz, Michael; Tan, Qihua; Mollenhauer, Jan; Baumbach, Jan (2015). "OpenLabNotes - An Electronic Laboratory Notebook Extension for OpenLabFramework". Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics 12 (3): 274. doi:10.2390/biecoll-jib-2015-274. PMID 26673790. 

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Open Laboratory Framework - Files". SourceForge. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100821221354/http://sourceforge.net/projects/openlaboratory/files. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  2. "Open Laboratory Framework: Project Summary". Ohloh. http://www.ohloh.net/p/olf. Retrieved 02 October 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Open Laboratory Framework". SourceForge. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100821221349/http://sourceforge.net/projects/openlaboratory. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  4. "Markus List - Bioinformatics in Cancer Research". LinkedIn. http://dk.linkedin.com/pub/markus-list/27/809/3ba. Retrieved 02 October 2012. 
  5. "J. Thomas - Ohloh". Ohloh. http://www.ohloh.net/accounts/jochen-thomas. Retrieved 02 October 2012. 
  6. "NanoCAN/OpenLabFramework - Releases". GitHub. https://github.com/NanoCAN/OpenLabFramework/releases. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  7. List, Markus; Schmidt, Steffen; Trojnar, Jakub; Thomas, Jochen; Thomassen, Mads; Kruse, Torben A.; Tan, Qihua; Baumbach, Jan; Mollenhauer, Jan (2014). "Efficient sample tracking with OpenLabFramework". Scientific Reports 4: 4278. doi:10.1038/srep04278. PMC PMC3940979. PMID 24589879. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=PMC3940979. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 List, M.; Franz, M.; Tan, Q.; Mollenhauer, J.; Baumbach, J. (2015). "OpenLabNotes - An Electronic Laboratory Notebook Extension for OpenLabFramework". Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics 12 (3): 274. doi:10.2390/biecoll-jib-2015-274. PMID 26673790. 
  9. List, M. (25 February 2015). "v.1.3.0 WAR file for server deployment". GitHub, Inc. https://github.com/NanoCAN/OpenLabFramework/releases/tag/v1.3.0. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 List, M. (04 May 2015). "v.1.3.2 WAR file for server deployment". GitHub, Inc. https://github.com/NanoCAN/OpenLabFramework/releases/tag/v.1.3.2. Retrieved 21 July 2016.