OpenLabFramework (OLF) is a groovy & grails based open-source laboratory information management system (LIMS) intended for advanced sample management in small to mid-sized laboratories. It has been developed with focus on the management of vector clone and genetically engineered cell lines. It can, however, be adapted to cover other biomaterials. Thanks to a modular structure and the use of grails, new functionality can be added with little developmental effort. Features currently included are among others:
- Sample management of genes, gene variants, vector clones, and genetically engineered cell-lines,
- together with information about medium composition, antibiotics and other cell culture conditions.
- Physical sample tracking with QR barcodes and direct printing of labels using DYMO label printers.
- Document management where arbitrary files can be uploaded and linked to samples in the database
- Dynamic web-interface with heavy use of java-script and Ajax with the goal of being more responsive, intuitive, and interactive.
For more information please have a look at the github WIKI where you can find more information for users, administrators, and software developers:
A demo is available at https://dockerhts.compbio.sdu.dk/OpenLabFramework/login/auth
(user: admin, password: demo0815)This demo is now part of a larger Docker HTS pipeline (https://dockerhts.compbio.sdu.dk) where OpenLabFramework is integrated with related web applications such as SAVANAH and MIRACLE.
If you use OpenLabFramework please cite:
List et al., Efficient Sample Tracking with OpenLabFramework, Nat. Sci. Rep.
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