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John Trigg

Peace in our Time? R&D and the IT Department

One of the consequences of the increasing convergence of science and technology is the nature of the relationship between R&D and IT. As scientists increasingly depend on information technology as an integral component of laboratory work, they become increasingly dependent on the IT infrastructure and IT resources.

by: John Trigg
Published: December 20, 2011
Tags: John Trigg, informatics, laboratory informatics, R&D, IT, IT infrastructure, pharma IT, pharmaceutical IT


John Trigg

Management Buy-in and User Acceptance in an ELN Project

But the management commitment is also required throughout the implementation phases. Getting the balance right between hands-off and hands-on is critical; too much hands-off, and the project team and users get concerned whether management cares; too much hands-on and it can feel like interference and a lack of trust.

by: John Trigg
Published: September 12, 2011
Tags: John Trigg, phaseFour Informatics, ELN, ELNs, electronic laboratory notebooks, ELN project informatics, advanced laboratory solutions


John Trigg

Where Do the Ideas Come From?

When it comes to purchasing and implementing laboratory systems’ software, return on investment is inevitably one of the key drivers. The up-front requirements to justify the expenditure are usually aligned to process improvement and productivity often driven by a functional need to work with dispersed teams, across different sites, regions and time zones. But there’s usually a secondary, softer requirement aligned to return on investment, but more difficult to quantify, that alludes to an improvement in knowledge management within the organisation by making laboratory information explicit, accessible and reusable.

by: John Trigg
Published: June 7, 2011
Tags: John Trigg, laboratory informatics, implementing laboratory systems, laboratory systems, knowledge management, KM, Data Management, Information Management