ACS Short Course on "Electronic Lab Notebooks and Knowledge Management Systems in R&D"

rich at rich at
Mon Jul 8 20:41:44 EST 2002

Dear Colleagues,

Attend the following exciting short course to be held in Boston, MA
on Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th, 2001.

It will be held two days before the ACS Fall National Meeting starts.

Please register directly with the American Chemical Society using the phone
number at the end of this message.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Continuing Education - Short Courses

Please register right away because open slots are filling up.

Boston is a marvelous world-class city!!  You will be a few steps away
from the beautiful Boston Commons, Boston Gardens, restaurants, the
theatre district, and night life.  You will revel in a truly wonderful
experience after a great day of learning how to apply the latest state
of the art knowledge & tools for knowledge management to R&D and lab work.

We apologize in advance for any duplicate mailings that you may receive.
Please let us know if you do not wish to be included in future mailings.



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, or other
collaborative knowledge management systems used in R&D or technical

It covers new advanced automation technologies and concepts leading
to highly collaborative, knowledge-based R&D organizations.  It explains
and gives examples of the the latest concepts for electronic recordkeeping,
archving, electronic books and notebooks, and project data handling
systems tied into collaborative infrastructures.  It explains the core
concepts of knowledge management and how it can be effectively applied
in R&D environments.


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 and inform 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 and knowledge management systems for
managing organizational knowledge.

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.

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


This course is taught by two highly experienced automation specialists and
teachers with over two decades each of experience solving automation

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.

Dr. James T. Currie Jr. is a laboratory automation consultant and
expert who has implemented many systems automated in validated
environments.  He has been involved in all phases of product and
system development for many LIMS,instrument interfacing, and related

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


Thank you for your interest.

Rich Lysakowski, Ph.D.
Executive Director / Chief Science and Technology Officer
Collaborative Electronic Notebook Systems Association
800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5400
Woburn, Massachusetts  01801 USA
phone:   781-935-9600
fax:         781-935-3113
e-mail:    rich at


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