SciCloud.net Editions

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sciCloud.net® Editions

The sciCloud.net® platform provides several Editions, comprised of specially selected combinations of apps to meet all of the needs of specific types of labs and organizations.

There are five editions, with multiple solutions in each, and each can be further configured to your exact needs through selection of apps, addition of plugins/add-ons, configuration of the apps, integrations and additional custom services.

Additionally, sciCloud.net® offers Developer Cloud, Device Cloud and Server Cloud as value-add options.

SciCloud.net® Community Cloud

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SciCloud.net® Community includes a wide range of apps designed to provide you with a complete business solution for your office, lab, agency, institution, project or other scientific facility. Even if you have zero budget, you can have all the apps you need to handle all of your processes, from CRM to finances, document management, project management and more, with literally thousands of additional plugins and add-ons available.

SciCloud.net® Community is automatically provided to all sciCloud.net ® members (which includes all LabLynx clients), and is included in all other sciCloud.net® suites and editions, and also offers a limitless supply of additional apps, each with their own continuously dynamic set of plugins and add-ons to meet all kinds of needs. Community support is included, with additional support available, and of course all of the many resources and benefits of sciCloud.net®.

Community Solutions

The great breadth of offerings available in sciCloud.net® Community means that no matter who you are or what you do, it provides you with the app suite to do it better. But there is additional benefit. Along with your Community Suite that’s included in your free sciCloud.net® membership, every member gets the free ability to create their own community. The benefits of that are significant. You can make a community that represents your company or organization, with SSO (Single Sign-On) so that when employees log in they are instantly logged into any and all company apps and systems. And the same goes for customers, they can log into your community and see all the information, demos and other materials you want them to be able to access.

Your community (and you can create additional ones as well) contains all of the same functionality, resources etc. of sciCloud.net®: discussion forum, books, journals, articles, events, search, jobs, marketplace, courses – but tailored to your specific topics (you set the parameters). You can monetize your community through sponsorship and/or e-commerce if you like, vet membership and content and more. It’s YOUR community (or communities).

Collaboration Apps

A selection of collaboration apps is free and included with all sciCloud.net ® products and editions. It consists of your sciCloud.net ® account, free collaboration apps and community support.

The collaboration apps comprise the full content of the sciCloud.net ® Community Cloud Edition. These include:

  • Messaging
  • Projects
  • Experiments
  • Integrations
  • Development

For more about the apps included in SciCloud.net® Community Cloud, click here. Contact us to learn more, get a demo, etc. at the Contact Us page.

SciCloud.net® Research Cloud

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Icon Research 3.pngThe SciCloud.net® Research Cloud Edition is designed specifically for all types of research, and as one of the professional paid subscription suites, includes all of the features of the SciCloud.net® Community Cloud edition, plus the ELab Research LIMS and an ELN, with various selected additional apps according to your specific research needs. And there are always almost unlimited numbers of additional apps available, as well as plugins and add-ons for each, from integration to visualization, trending/control charting, compliance, collaboration and more. Designed specifically for researchers, it supports whatever research you do, including basic research, discovery and clinical trials. It also includes annual support hours, along with community support, with additional support available.

No matter what scientific discipline or type of research you do, your SciCloud.net® Research Edition is designed to provide you with all the tools you need for each project as it comes along, or multiple simultaneous projects, either as collaborations or closed proprietary studies.

  • Basic research
  • Pure science
  • Drug discovery
  • Clinical trials

Whatever your area and type of research is, the Research Edition allows you to create workflows dynamically, manage data and observations, identify trends, outliers, etc. etc. so you can do quality science.

Contact us to learn more, get a demo, etc. at the Contact Us page.

SciCloud.net® Health Cloud

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HealthCloud is the set of professional LabLynx, Inc. sciCloud.net® products and services that make up solutions for medical/healthcare environments. It includes the Community Edition, plus the LabLynx HealthCloud LIS, an EMR/EHR, EAI (enterprise application integration) solution, and business intelligence features that include data visualization, web portal and reporting functions, plus selected additional apps and plugins. It also includes annual support hours, along with community support, with additional support available.

The HealthCloud edition contains all of the different custom-designed solutions for every aspect of health science. You’ll want to explore the solution that makes sense for your specific needs, whether:

  • Physician Office Lab (POL)
  • Clinical Lab
  • Reference Lab
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Pain/Tox
  • Forensic
  • Pathology
  • Medical Examiner
  • Hospital/HCO/ACO
  • Veterinary

Each solution has been tailored specifically to contain the features and functions you need – and still retain the flexibility to further adjust to any unique requirements, both now and at any time going forward. Your HealthCloud solution is dynamically configurable, to grow as you grow, both in breadth of services and vertical scale, supporting as many users and accessions as you will ever need.

Contact us to learn more, get a demo, etc. at the Contact Us page.

SciCloud.net® Lab Cloud

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The sciCloud.net® Lab Cloud Edition is centered around the state-of-the-art LabLynx, Inc. webLIMS/ELab LIMS, and comes in any of a number of solution packages for specific types of labs. Additional features and functions include LES, EAI (enterprise application integration) solution, and business intelligence features that include data visualization, web portal and reporting functions. It also includes annual support hours, along with community support, with additional support available.

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All editions include the option to add the Business Suite, with a variety of apps useful in any business or organization, like ERP (enterprise resource planning), CRM (contact relationship management), project management, knowledge base, accounting, eCommerce, HR and more; and Developer Suite, which helps developers work with sciCloud.net® apps.

The LabLynx, Inc. webLIMS/ELab LIMS was the world’s first web browser-based LIMS, long before “cloud” was even a concept. It has led the industry for nearly two decades in its unparalleled configurability, comprehensive functions and features, and convenient web/cloud-based design. Customers using LabLynx include the very largest labs right down to single-user outfits, with pricing to fit all budgets.

Lab Cloud Industry Solutions

No matter what kind of lab you have, from water/wastewater to nextgen sequencing and everything in between, there is a webLIMS-based Lab Cloud solution for you. And our staff, most of them lab people like you, have the experience and skills that span the entire gamut, so we understand your needs and speak your language.

Here are some of the industries we serve:

…and most importantly – YOUR Lab!

Contact us to learn more, get a demo, etc. at the Contact Us page.

SciCloud.net® Government Cloud

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The Government Cloud Edition covers a wide range of governmental environments, with many solutions available on the GSA schedule 70 list through GSA Advantage! and eBuy. These include public health, forensic labs and medical examiner’s offices, municipal water treatment and environmental testing, military and other government research and any number of other areas of governmental laboratory, science and medical/healthcare data management.

Features That Meet Your Needs

A key strength of LabLynx LIMS solutions is their flexibility, allowing a great deal of user configuration. This means two main things – ROI, or ‘bang for the buck” value, and longevity – the more you can change and adapt your system, the longer it can function for you.

This flexibility also means that the same core LIMS can meet the needs of a wide variety of labs, with added value through the array of various apps included in sciCloud.net® as part of your total solution. Configurable and powerful features include:

  • Receive, analyze and report by sample group/project/lot or single sample
  • Define your own tests with your own parameters/analytes, each with its own limits/ranges or specs
  • Assign sets of tests and custom limits by client, project, sample type of any other criteria, quickly and in bulk
  • Set your own drop-down picklist choices – and change them any time you want – in seconds!
  • Hide/display/rename any fields to suit YOUR needs. And you decide which to make mandatory
  • Create and assign workflows with any number and types of process steps
  • Assign user access levels precisely, down to the buttons and menu items they see
  • Report Builder included
  • Development tool included
  • Quick and powerful data search with dynamic, multiple criteria. Then export to Excel etc.
  • Interface with any other systems, databases, agencies and instruments/devices
  • ERP, CRM, CMS, EHR, ELN, BI and more
Compliant with Standards and Regulations That Are Important to You

The regulations and standards that apply to government labs are as varied as the labs themselves. All are supported in the LabLynx solution suites, including:

  • CLIA
  • HIPAA
  • HL7
  • 21 CFR part 11
  • 40 CFR part 3
  • Section 508
  • ISO 17025/ISO 9001
  • ASCLD
  • CAP
  • NELAC (TNI)
  • GLP, GALP
  • NIST
  • NIH
  • STORET, WARN, eLEXNET, NAHLN
  • Others…

All sciCloud.net® products and editions include Community Cloud, and the option to add any of a variety of apps useful in any business or organization, like ERP (enterprise resource planning), CRM (contact relationship management), project management, knowledge base, accounting, eCommerce, HR and more; and the array of plugins and add-ons available for each.

Additional Cloud Products and Services

SciCloud.net® Developer Cloud

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SciCloud.net®‘s Developer Cloud provides you with a free development toolkit to help you create plugins, add-ons and apps themselves for sale or distribution in the SciCloud.net® Community. You can work singly or collaboratively, and use other community members as requirements generators, iteration/beta testers, QC, and more, as well as end users.

Check code in and out, document work/versions, etc. and write and debug code, all using SciCloud.net®‘s free cloud-hosted tools. And if you want, you can get more hosting space, create development and test environments, demo sites and more through Server Cloud. And you may also find it very useful to join sciForge.net, the central SciCloud.net® developer community, and perhaps other related communities.

You also get free use of the SciCloud.net® App Lab, where you and any collaborators can test your apps or plugins/add-ons. As a member of SciCloud.net®‘s community of lab, science, health and informatics professionals, it’s just part of the many resources and benefits available to you!

SciCloud.net® Device Cloud

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While the LabLynx LIMS and many of the other apps in the LabLynx and sciCloud.net® libraries readily share files with instruments and other systems, there are also situations where the integration required is more complex. For those we have LabVia, LabLynx’s exclusive middleware and hub hardware/software product, available through sciCloud.net® to manage your connections and data sharing.

LabVia intelligently manages multiple data communications between all kinds of devices, services, systems or other sources.

Use LabVia to connect with:

  • SDMS, MES, PLM, DMS, EHR/EMRs, PMS or other Systems/Software or Databases
  • LIMS or other Laboratory Information Systems

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  • Instruments
  • Field Devices, Mobile, Hand-held etc.
  • POC Devices
  • Billing Services
  • Regulatory/Reporting Agencies
  • Reference or Contract Labs
  • More…

LabVia is available as an option with all sciCloud.net® and LabLynx solutions.

LabVia Hub

The onsite part of the LabVia solution is the LabVia Hub. It is a hardware/software product that provides a central nexus point for all of the integrated nodes (instruments/devices, software applications etc.), intelligently managing their data. Full instructions on installation and setup are provided, and a LabLynx professional will guide you through the process. Or, if you prefer, we can come onsite and install it for you, ensuring all interfaced data points communicate properly. Many systems need only be able to provide files that your sciCloud.net® Solution can access to process and report, and/or be able to receive sample information from the LIMS. If serial connections are required, then a LabVia channel is utilized, and your hub will link up with the cloud-based software portion of LabVia to ensure perfect data routing and management.

LabVia Cloud

The cloud portion of LabVia is hosted for you in our Cloud Platform (IaaS), keeping your integrations securely managed in real time. And any time you need more integrations (e.g. you buy new instruments that you’d like to interface with your system), we can add a new channel for you that is configured to transfer the data you want, in the ways you want them.

You can forget about the details and concentrate on your own work, secure in the knowledge that your interfaces will continue functioning perfectly for as long as you have them. All maintenance, support and warranty is included in your annual agreement.

If you’d like more information about LabVia or you have questions about integration of your devices, services and/or applications, contact sciCloud.net® Support, search the Marketplace for qualified services or contact LabLynx at LabLynx Contact Us, or give us a call at 770.859.1992 or toll-free at 800.585.5969.

SciCloud.net® Server Cloud

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Your apps are hosted securely and reliably on sciCloud.net ®‘s servers*. Cloud server space is automatic and free with your (also free) sciCloud.net ® membership. But if you’d like more space or your own virtual servers, you can get that too. Just contact sciCloud.net Support, search the Marketplace for qualified services or contact LabLynx at LabLynx Contact Us, or give us a call at 770.859.1992 or toll-free at 800.585.5969.

For more details just contact us at https://www.lablynx.com/company/how-to-buy!


sciCloud.net® Solutions

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For each sciCloud.net® edition (Community, Health, Research, Lab and Government), there are editions that are pre-configured to meet specific needs. The exception is the free Community Edition, which includes a default set of apps, plus open options to add apps, plugins and add-ons, even creating a custom version of one of the other editions/solutions, as desired.

So, for example, if you are a clinical reference lab, you would choose the Health Cloud Reference Solution. A wine testing lab would select the Lab Cloud Food and Beverage solution, and so forth. Solutions are customizable to fit your requirements exactly, no matter how unique. To get the right solution for you, contact sciCloud.net Support, search the Marketplace for qualified services or contact LabLynx at LabLynx Contact Us.


sciCloud.net ® Apps

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The apps are what make up the sciCloud.net® editions and solution packages. In addition to all of the many other resources at sciCloud.net®, your free sciCloud.net ® membership includes the (also free!) Community Edition and its apps, plus access to any additional apps as well as all of the other editions, with multiple solutions available in each, ranging from free to enterprise-level solutions for every kind of unique set of requirements. Each offering is a combination of selected apps, with thousands of additional apps, plugins, add-ons and services available to meet any particular sets of requirements.

Collaboration Apps

A selection of collaboration apps is free and included with all sciCloud.net ® products and editions. It consists of your sciCloud.net ® account, free collaboration apps and community support.

The collaboration apps comprise the full content of the SciCloud.net® Community Edition, included with every other edition and also available on its own. These include:

  • Messaging
  • Projects
  • Experiments
  • Integrations
  • Development

For more about this app suite, see Collaboration Apps.

Informatics Apps

The Informatics apps collection is a specific set of apps, organized differently in each solution to meet particular needs. These are chosen from the following:

  • LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System)
  • LIS (Laboratory Information System)
  • LES (Laboratory Execution System)
  • ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook)
  • EHR/EMR (Electronic Health Records/Electronic Medical Records)
  • CRO (Clinical Research Organization system)

To learn more about sciCloud.net ® Informatics Apps, see Informatics Apps.

Business Apps

The Business Apps assortment is an almost limitless supply of apps of all types, each with additional plugins and add-ons and its own development and support community in addition to the sciCloud.net® community at large.

Some of the many types of business apps include:

  • ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) – A general app for running a business or organization
  • ECM/SDMS (Enterprise Content Management/Scientific Data Management System)
  • PMS (Project Management System)
  • LMS (Learning Management System) – Create courses and quizzes, tests, certifications, etc.
  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  • KMS (Knowledge Management System) – Wikis etc.
  • EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) – Connect apps with each other
  • BI (Business Intelligence) – Data illustration and analysis

*Unless you choose otherwise