We are in the process of switching to ConturRDC to take control of the raw data from our instruments
Reviewed by Bo Skoog, Biovitrum, Sweden
We are in the process of switching to ConturRDC to take control of the raw data from our instruments. Previously we saved the raw data manually every month and also manually entered the file names into our electronic lab notebooks (ELN). ConturRDC automates this process by creating data packages from each instrument run, adding searchable metadata (user name, project etc), adding a direct link in the ELN, and saving the compressed data packages on the server.
Furthermore, the data packages can also be signed - this is important for our work under GxP, but also provides strong support to our ELN when establishing the time of an invention.
ConturRDC can also monitor instruments so that the scientist can see if their run has finished, from either their lab or office.
Our previous way of working was quite inefficient and we could actually lose data if files were mistakenly overwritten. In addition it was difficult to find instrument data as we had no indexing or search facility.
The direct link between ConturRDC and our ELN means that it is easy to find and see the raw data for a specific experiment. Our scientists can also use the familiar ELN to perform searches.
We will introduce ConturRDC in all our research departments, in small molecule as well as in protein projects, covering data from several hundred instruments.
For further information visit the website.