Laboratory Information Management Systems
The term Laboratory Information Management Systems in short "LIMS" basically denotes a package or a set of tools to organize your daily work in your lab, i.e for supporting the management of your samples (in plates, freezers, incubators, ...), archiving and documenting your experiments, workflow management etc.
Affordable solutions, fitting your needs
There are a lot of big vendures selling powerful and complex LIMS software, but most time this is far beyond what you actually need in your lab. My goal is to provide you with exactly the functionality that you really require - avoiding unnecessary complexity - but still expandable once your requirements grow.
Create your own "micro"-LIMS
Having worked for scientific groups in molecular biology for years it has often turned out that a very small LIMS application would be sufficient to greatly enhance data management in labs. These apps could be things like
- Freezer management for your samples, possibly including label and barcode printing
- Shared lab book
- Indexing your micrographs or other images, including tagging for searching
What do you need?