The LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) and Analytics group is a cross-functional team of software, analytics, quality assurance (QA), and development and operations (DevOps) engineers that develop and maintain information and reporting systems that support the daily operations of the Broad Institute’s Genomics Platform (GP).
The group works closely with GP to facilitate data collection from laboratory protocols and develop interfaces for laboratory staff and project managers across the Broad to enable secure, scalable genomic data generation.
Primary functions of the systems developed by the group include:
- project management
- sample storage and management
- laboratory data capture / automation integration
- workflow management
Using a blend of custom engineered software and configured off-the-shelf software solutions, the LIMS and Analytics systems help track the 100,000s of samples that the GP processes each year.