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Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Entry ID: USGS_LIMS

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Summary
Abstract: LIMS for Light Stable Isotopes is a Microsoft Access database program for managing samples, analyses, reports, and other data in a stable isotope (and tritium, carbon-14, and chlorofluorocarbon) laboratory.

The reliability and accuracy of isotopic data can be improved by utilizing database software to (i) store information about samples, (ii) store the results of mass spectrometric isotope-ratio ... View entire text
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Description: Summary of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Service Citation
Originators: Coplen, T.B.
Title: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Release_Date: 2000
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://water.usgs.gov/software/LIMS/
Service Keywords
DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING >ARCHIVING Parameter Definition
DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING >CATALOGING Parameter Definition

Access Constraints Please contact Tyler Coplen at tbcoplen@usgs.gov for the latest version of LIMS, which runs under Access 2000 and imports isotopic analyses from MassLynx and ISODAT NT 1.5 and 2.0.
Ancillary Keywords
Data Management
Database Management
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Service Provider
DOI/USGS/WRD/OSW > Office of Surface Water, Water Resource Division, USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://water.usgs.gov/osw/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: WATER RESOURCES U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Email: h2osoft at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S.G.S.
Hydrologic Analysis Software Support Program
437 National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. COPLEN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: tbcoplen at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
431 National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Coplen, T.B., 2000, A guide for the laboratory information management system (LIMS) for light stable isotopes--Versions 7 and 8: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-345, 121 p.
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-05-20
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-12-13
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