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The future of ChemBio Hub

posted 15 Jun 2016 by Adam Hendry

As many of you know, funding and development of the ChemBio Hub will soon be ending on the 30th June. Please be reassured that the ChemBio Hub system and all your data will continue to be secured on the SGC servers for the foreseeable future. You can continue to use our services as normal. We do expect to be able to perform very limited fixes to issues. To report a minor issue or suggestion, please use the drop down in the top right of the screen (see figure below). For serious issues or emergencies please contact Dr Brian Marsden (brian.marsden@sgc.ox.ac.uk) who will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.

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We are extremely proud of what we have achieved and truly feel that we have created something that will help scientists for many years to come. We now have 50 active projects in use from nine different departments across the University of Oxford.

Here are a some testimonials highlighting our success:

Professor Renier van der Hoorn - Department of Plant Sciences
Role - Associate Professor Plant Sciences

“The ChemBio Hub system allows us to quickly upload and manage numerous inventories. Having easy access to this data in the laboratory will make my group’s lives easier and more productive”.

Professor James McCullagh - Department of Chemistry
Role - Head of the Mass Spectrometry Research Facility

“The ChemBio Hub platform has proven to be an effective way to manage our compound inventory. Thanks to its high flexibility, we are also testing its ability to digitise our facilities sample submission process”.

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
Role - Technician

“The ChemBio Hub platform allows us to catalogue and maintain our samples from any computer. The ability for us to manage user permissions ensures we can easily give access to researchers who want to use our resources, whilst ensuring the security of our data.”

“The ChemBio Hub platform has proven to be an effective way to manage our compound inventory. Thanks to its high flexibility, we are also testing its ability to digitise our facilities sample submission process”

These testimonials reflect our success in being truly flexible, enabling us to manage data from a broad variety of research fields. This is largely due to the valuable time and feedback provided by over 100 researchers. As such we would like to thank everyone one of you who took the trouble to speak to us and pass on your thoughts.

Looking to the future, our first publication outlining the ChemBio Hub’s development challenges and achievements will soon be submitted. We are also continuing our search for additional funding to continue developing the system and take it to the logical next level - a fully fledged academic electronic lab notebook. We have collected sufficient feedback to suggest this is seriously in demand and have now built the prototype tools to implement it. We hope that one day soon we can secure the funding to begin developing a production version of this much requested feature.

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