Laboratory Animal Management Assistant (LAMA): a LIMS for active research colonies

Laboratory Animal Management Assistant (LAMA): a LIMS for active research colonies Laboratory Animal Management Assistant (LAMA) is an internet-based system for tracking large laboratory mouse colonies. It has a user-friendly interface with powerful search capabilities that ease day-to-day tasks such as tracking breeding cages and weaning litters. LAMA was originally developed to manage hundreds of new mouse strains generated by a large functional genomics program, the Pleiades Promoter Project ( ). The software system has proven to be highly flexible, suitable for diverse management approaches to mouse colonies. It allows custom tagging and grouping of animals, simplifying project-specific handling and access to data. Finally, LAMA was developed in close collaboration with mouse technicians to ease the transition from paper- or Excel-based management systems to computerized tracking, allowing data export in a popular spreadsheet format and automatic printing of cage cards. LAMA is an open-access software tool, freely available to the research community at . Mammalian Genome Springer Journals

Laboratory Animal Management Assistant (LAMA): a LIMS for active research colonies

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Life Sciences; Zoology ; Anatomy ; Cell Biology
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