Attend ACS short course on "Electronic Lab Notebooks and Knowledge Management Systems in R&D" in New Orleans on March 3-4...

rich at rich at
Fri Feb 16 02:53:07 EST 2001

Dear Colleague,

Attend the following exciting short course to be held in New Orleans, LA
on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th, 2001 at the Sheraton Hotel.

Please register right away because open slots will fill up soon.  Contact
information to register is given at the bottom of this page.

Please pass this on to your colleagues who may be interested in learning
about these new automation systems.  We regret for any duplicate message
that you may receive as a result of this mailing.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Continuing Education - Short Course




This exciting and fast-moving course will captivate anyone needing to
know the legal, regulatory, technical, and social aspects of electronic
notebooks, recordkeeping, groupware, document management, knowledge
management or other collaborative systems used in R&D or technical

It covers advanced automation technologies and concepts leading
to highly collaborative, knowledge-based R&D organizations.  It explains
and gives examples of the the latest concepts and systems for electronic
recordkeeping, archving, "eBooks", electronic notebooks, and project
data handling systems tied into collaborative infrastructures.


Scientists, managers, engineers, MIS and computer support, librarians and
notebook administrators, archivists, knowledge managers, patent attorneys,
and industry regulators in the chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental,
biotech, food and beverage, aerospace, automotive, and related industries,
universities or government labs.


Stay current with the latest technologies, regulations, and legal
imperatives for laboratory recordkeeping.

Lead your company into the electronic recordkeeping age by
understanding critical requirements.

Quickly assess your company's infrastructure and cultural readiness to
use electronic lab notebooks; learn how to prepare them if they are not.

Learn how to enroll your Legal and Regulatory Affairs Departments as
partners rather than adversaries.

Learn when to buy versus build systems; how to grow them into
bull-blown R&D team computing systems for managing organizational

Get practical tips for evaluating and selecting vendors and systems.

See key products evaluated and demonstrated without vendor hype.

Receive top-notch materials and other resources to deepen your
understanding of concepts and systems in this course.


What are "electronic lab notebooks" and "R&D team computing systems?"

What is "knowledge management," its practices, and technologies?

How do these compare with groupware, document management,
collaborative computing, and other advanced automation tools?

Bottom-line business benefits and costs of systems and applications.

"Best practices" for R&D and testing laboratory recordkeeping.

The 13 fundamental properties of electronic records management systems
and organizations.

Electronic signature and notary systems and products available.

Satisfying the latest FDA, EPA, and Patent Office recordkeeping
regulations with electronic records and signatures.

Receive a seasoned interpretation of FDA's Rule 21 CFR Part 11 and
how to comply with it.

Basic and advanced technical system requirements.

Design and usability features that will "make or break" your projects.

How to move through potential cultural barriers to electronic notebooks
and other electronic collaboration systems.

Case studies and end-user experiences with home-brew and commercial

How to critically evaluate vendors and commercial products for fit to
your requirements.

A sampling of tools, technologies, and approaches for building systems.


This course is taught by a rotating faculty of highly experienced
automation specialists and teachers with over two decades each of
experience solving automation problems.

Dr. Richard Lysakowski is the Executive Director of the Collaborative
Electronic Notebook Systems Association, an international industry
association dedicated to market development of electronic notebook
systems and related systems for laboratory and R&D automation.


To register or to obtain additional information, e-mail us at
shortcourses at Or, call us at 800-227-5558, ext. 4508, or

The registration fees is $845 for ACS member and $945 for nonmembers.  For
best hotel availability and
sleeping room rates, online hotel reservations can be made at The addresses and phone
numbers of the hotels appear at the bottom of this page.


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