Lab Manager: The Challenges of 'Digital Collaboration'

The Challenges of 'Digital Collaboration'

By Andrew Anderson (ACD/Labs)

Published online at Lab Manager, May 2016.

New Governance Models for Instrument-Derived Laboratory Data Should be Considered

As one looks to the future of industrial innovation practices, two challenges are apparent. The first is externalization—the increasing reliance on an ecosystem of external partners from early discovery through commercialization. The second is the challenge of harmonizing incompatible infrastructures that result from mergers and acquisitions or competitor consolidation.

A variety of new technologies and infrastructure governance models have recently emerged that may be helpful in addressing these challenges. In this article, we will summarize these new technologies and describe their application in modern informatics risk- and burden- mitigation strategies.