More About LabKey Server
Because they deal with massive amounts of information that must be carefully recorded and stored, every laboratory encounters data management issues. Technology helps modern researchers meet those challenges as they arise with the help of web-based platforms that let them safely and efficiently store spreadsheets and files in the same place. Whether the project involves genomics or proteomics experiments, these data management systems are designed specifically for large-scale studies.
LabKey Server is a versatile open source platform that can be customized to meet the needs of your research protocols and data sharing requirements. The web-based application is easy to use and access and can be run using a wide range of scripting languages, making it one of the most flexible systems available today.
As we mentioned, the LabKey Server is designed for large-scale products, including those that involve proteomics, genomics, flow cytometry and observational study management. According to most users, using the platform lowers project risk, since it is faster and less expensive to customize than most competing systems. The end result is fewer defects and more accurate data.
What it does
Modern laboratories don’t waste a lot of space with enormous file cabinets crammed with cardboard folders. Rather, they store most of their research data in one capacious electronic location. When kept on a server, instead of in a drawer, files are easier to find and organize. Massive amounts of information can be managed in a fraction of the time it would take to arrange and file it by hand.
Why LabKey Server?
For one thing, it is compatible with numerous kinds of file formats and can be customized to accept new formats. LabKey Server is also able to maintain a consistently high level of performance, even as the amount of data and files increase. But the storing of data is only half of the battle.
When a user wants to actually retrieve any saved file, it must be kept in a format that is appropriate for its structure, size, and intended use. LabKey Server offers a whole host of data management tools that help create a truly unified interface. This not only improves efficiency and available storage space, it also reduces the risk of defects.
Of course, data is only useful if it 100 percent error-free. In order to ensure that information is reliable, LabKey Server features an Assay Framework that offers a set of customizable collection and data definition tools to achieve this. Data quality checks are used at both the field level and the entire data set to minimize redundant entries and other common errors. Users also have the option of analyzing their research data in a number of ways. LabKey Server is compatible with popular data entry analysis tools like SASâ„¢, Excelâ„¢, FlowJoâ„¢, and R.
Last but not least, LabKey Server features a simple, yet powerful security model that lets users share the right data with the right people. All users must log in with their unique passwords and credentials. For added protection, only project administrators can authorize access to specific data included in certain projects. All login codes and administrative changes are tracked by LabKey’s safe and reliable auditing system.
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