In 2011 a LIMS has been introduced. It takes care about used plant material, chemicals, seed stock, experiment documentation & measurements (files, discrete values).
The IPK LIMS use the software “LIMSOPHY”, a product if the Swiss company AAC Infotray. The implementation, maintenance and administration are done by a LIMS-project team, headed by Dr. M. Lange.
Currently, LIMS managed date consist of
- projects: 264
- projects (underprojects):559
- experiments: 3,050
- managed raw data files: ~1,7 million
- substances, plants, seeds: 99,795
- measurements: ~4,6 million
- chemicals: 5,296
- probes: 2,328,506
Its future broad application as hub for a central documentation & data capture system is in focus of future research data management concepts2.
For further details please contact: Matthias Lange
1D. Arend et al.: Data management experiences and best practices from the perspective of a plant research institute. In: Galhardas H, Rahm E (Eds.): Data integration in the life sciences: 10th international conference, DILS 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014.
2Krajewski et al.: Towards recommendations for metadata and data handling in plant phenotyping. Journal Experimental Botany. 2015