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Looking Beyond Analytical Data Standardization - the Fourth Paradigm

In this white paper we provide commentary on factors that impact analytical data standardization and a vision of the considerations and requirements that such an undertaking should include.

Survey Report

The State of Scientific Analytical Data Management

Cell Associates—in partnership with C&EN and ACD/Labs—conducted a survey to learn more about how scientists handle the sheer amount of analytical data they are faced with every day. How are laboratories currently managing the analytical data they produce? Do researchers feel they are able to adequately manipulate it, share it, and retrieve it, and are they confident in its accuracy? After the survey, several respondents were also interviewed for a more in-depth perspective.


Addressing the Unique Challenges of Analytical Data Management in the Modern R&D Environment

Effective analytical data management brings unique challenges that are not easily addressed by the majority of scientific informatics technologies commonly in use in R&D (ELN, LIMS, CDS, Raw data archives, etc.). The large variety of analytical data generated through a product's R&D lifecycle is driving a growing acceptance of the need for the homogenization of spectroscopic and chromatographic data. Furthermore, while data abstraction—a result of digitization of analytical data to text, numbers, and images—serves a purpose, it also brings limitations since important details, knowledge, and contextual information can be lost.

Application Note

Replacing Pen and Paper in the Laboratory

With the ACD/Spectrus Platform we have a powerful tool for processing and interpreting analytical data (NMR, GC/MS, LC/UV/MS, IR, Raman, X-Y Data and more) from different vendor instruments in a homogeneous interface. Database searches, even across multiple databases at the same time, are usually performed by searching for a structure, a spectrum, or a CAS number; a multi-parameter search or setting of specific search filters is also possible.