The biologics development process is a data-driven endeavor. A vast amount of data is generated from many teams with the hopes of answering questions and informing decision-making along the way. Centralizing this data and their analyses across experiments amplifies the power and impact that data has on biologics research and development.
Of course, centralizing biologics assay data means much more than simply storing data in the same place. Data centralization increases the value of biologics data beyond one particular experiment or result by defining data relationships. The ability to aggregate data across multiple samples, assays, and experiments, with metadata describing the relationship of all of these to each other, is where modern data science resides. Whereas the analysis of a single value from a single assay shows a distribution, joining that assay with others reveals a richer data landscape that is ripe for analysis. These data landscapes yield even more insights when they are related to one another across many controlled variables and conditions.
Below are more ways that implementing tools and strategies for data centralization can impact the speed and efficiency of biotherapeutic development.
Having a single source of truth for data makes it easier for organizations to track how (and by whom) data is generated, accessed, and modified. With the assistance of a biologics data management application serving as a central hub- permissions, auditing, and backups provide control over how, when, where, and by whom data is used. Centralization of data also encourages standardization of data formats across research teams. Standardizing data structures helps validate the data being entered and helps preserve the relationships between data. This leads to downstream efficiency and maximizes the utility of experiments beyond the individual or team from which it was derived.
Centralizing biologics research data also helps promote collaboration between research teams. By storing data in one central location in standardized formats, scientists can easily find, compare and reference existing data in their research. A central repository for data also makes it much easier to see what data is missing or needed to inform decisions. Hand-offs of data are also made easier when all data is centrally stored.
About LabKey Biologics
LabKey Biologics provides researchers with a set of tools to centralize biological entity registration, workflow management, and data exploration.
- Bioregistry – Register and track molecular entities, nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, expression systems, constructs, vectors, and cell lines
- Biologics Assay Management – Connect design data to related multi-dimensional assay results for a complete data landscape.
- Biologics Workflow Manager – Centrally manage biologics development workflows to help your team collaborate
- Electronic Lab Notebook – Highlight and connect your research entities and data with our biologics ELN
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