Digital Transformation of the Laboratory: A Practical Guide to the Connected Lab delivers essential and transformative new insights into current and future technologies and strategies for the digitization of laboratories. Thoroughly supported and backed-up with contributions from thought and industry leaders, the book shows scientists in industry and academia how to move from paper to digital in their own labs.”- Wiley Inc.

Lab digitalization is a people driven initiative that aims to address the global challenges and provide solutions, backed by unquestionable integrity of traceable and reproducible scientific data. To address the challenge, modularity and flexibility are being incorporated on different levels of lab operations. Labs are becoming inviting spaces suitable for interdisciplinary partnerships in a digital, virtual or personal environment.

This book addresses data integrity initiatives and setup of new, digital systems, and prioritizes integration of all tech solutions used in the lab for optimal performance.

“The lab environment is changing, that is certain. New and existing science demands combined with critical issues of data management and reproducibility will require a strategic direction to be set and then deployed.” Dr. Richard Shute and Dr. Nick Lynch, Curlew Research, book authors

Through effective integration of tools, improved scientist to scientist interactions, and quality change management, lab digitalization places the human element at the very forefront of the overall progress towards the digital future.

“Cultural and behavioral changes are reported to be the most significant barriers to successful digital transformation within organizations. Therefore, digital transformation can only be successful if a shift in organizational culture is achieved. User adoption is one of the key aspects that need to be addressed in order to achieve a cultural shift.” – Jana Erjavec, PhD, CCO, BioSistemika LLC, book editor

In this practical guide, you’ll discover a stepwise approach to move from paper to digital technology, including guidance on how to understand and define your lab’s requirements and evaluate potential solutions. Real-world case studies are included throughout the book to provide specific examples of how the ideas presented in the book can be applied in real life. You’ll also benefit from the inclusion of:

  • A thorough introduction to the evolution of the modern laboratory, including new available technologies and the new science being conducted with it
  • An exploration of crucial terms you’ll need to understand in order to chart your path into the future of the laboratory
  • Examinations of practical issues you’ll need to master in order to define your lab’s digitalization strategy
  • Numerous case studies and expert commentary on the subject of moving from paper to digital

“We explore what to consider digitizing, how to prioritize, and provide practical advice on how to implement new tools. Special focus is also on integrations of all these tools in a practical way in order to assure data governance and provenance through the entire workflow.” – Klemen Zupancic, PhD, CEO SciNote LLC, book editor

“This book is suitable for senior executives, lab managers, senior scientists, principal investigators, professors and PhDs working in the field of biotechnology, pharma, chemistry, healthcare, life science. “ – Wiley Inc.

Digital Transformation of the Laboratory: A Practical Guide to the Connected Lab will also earn a place in the libraries of laboratory heads and auditing departments seeking to find efficiencies, cut costs, and maximize productivity in their own labs.

“The greater meaning of digital transformation shifts the perspective towards the global scheme of things. Main evaluating factors behind the lab digitalization and digital transformation answer important questions: Are we improving the quality, efficiency and the pace of innovation?” – Tea Pavlek, VP Marketing, SciNote LLC, Book editor

This book will guide you through the aspects of taking your time to understand the basics of technology, adapt the digital mindset, include your team and address their concerns and challenges, read how other labs started to pave their digital way, and stay inspired along the way.

Watch the recent webinar in which the book authors discuss the subject of Digital transformation, new data management developments, FAIR and leveraging the value of data.