Webinar Series 1 of 3: The Adoption of Common and Open Data Standards for the Lab of the Future


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The Pistoia Alliance is bringing together two important communities—Data Governance and Lab of the Future—in a series of 3 webinars dedicated to the Data Standards – The Adoption of Common and Open Data Standards for the Lab of the Future.


 This series of webinars is intended to trigger a discussion around the actionable steps that can be done as a community to facilitate the adoption of common standards, as a prerequisite for having the Lab of the Future. In the first two webinars, we will be hosting discussions about different Data Standards and their use case applications. The third webinar is planned as an interactive community discussion where we will wrap up the inputs from the previous sessions and discuss what the Pistoia Alliance communities can do in order to commonly address the current challenges in data standards.


Please join the first webinar scheduled for September 9th where we will be covering a discussion around SiLA and AnIML standards.


Draft Agenda (Timings are BST)


16:00 Welcome & Intro: Pistoia Alliance LotF Roundtable – outcomes and next steps
Anca Ciobanu, Pistoia Alliance


16:10 Data Standards and Governance Challenges in Lab of the Future


16.25 SiLA Data Standard, use case application
Daniel Juchli, Managing Director, wega Informatik


16.40 AnIML Data Standard, use case application
Burkhard Schaefer, President, BSSN Software


16.55 Q&A


17:00 Close


Speaker Bios

Burkhard Schäfer

Burkhard Schaefer has been an active member of the laboratory informatics community for over 20 years.   He started his career working on instrument control and data standards at Los Alamos National Laboratory and later the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He co-founded of BSSN Software, now part of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Burkhard is known as the lead architect of the ASTM AnIML standard, SiLA Consortium board member, and SLAS fellow. He earned his diploma of computer science from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and the University of New Mexico.


Daniel Juchli

Head of Lab & Research Informatics at wega and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at the SiLA Consortium.  With over 20 years of professional experience in both chemistry and Informatics, Daniel speaks both the language of scientists and IT experts and can translate between the needs of users and the technical possibilities of IT systems.


Daniel is an expert in lab digitalization and leading projects for the selection, deployment or development of laboratory automation and IT solutions in life sciences environments. Joining SiLA in 2014 as a representative of SiLA’s Supporting Member for wega Informatik, he has played a major role in the development of the lab connectivity standard SiLA 2.



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