The Allotrope Framework
The Allotrope Framework: an innovative approach to improve data integrity, reduce waste and realize the full value of your data
Friday 9 May 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET (to include presentation and Q & A session)
The management of analytical data in most pharmaceutical companies is far from simple and efficient. Ask yourself the following:
- Can you find the data you need in seconds, regardless of who, what, when, where, why, or how it was generated?
- Can you bring the data into complex technical reports and regulatory submissions with a few mouse clicks?
- Can you share data with colleagues inside your organization without manual reformatting or transcription?
- Can you seamlessly integrate and compare your data with data obtained from your partner organization(s)?
- Are your laboratory systems smart enough to prevent data entry errors before they occur?
Being able to answer "Yes" to these questions is motivating industry leading pharmaceutical companies to join Allotrope Foundation and be part of the solution to fundamentally address the complexity, limits and gaps in data management by getting to the root of the problem.
This webinar describes our development of a commercial-quality Framework in partnership with a professional software company, with funding and support from Allotrope Foundation, an international association of pharmaceutical and biotech companies. The Framework is supplemented with limited feature, proof-of-concept software to demonstrate how future commercial software solutions could use the Framework to acquire, record, search for, and automatically archive analytical data. The Framework is comprised of three key components:
- common, non-proprietary file format that stores laboratory data in a human-readable format
- metadata repository that ensures accurate, complete, and consistent experimental context is stored with raw data, creating and archive-ready file format
- class libraries (software tools) that instrument and software providers can use to create new, innovative solutions that embed the common information standards into their software.
We will also discuss how we are evolving iterative solutions using agile development to achieve this vision and to help create an open "ecosystem" for new, innovative software for laboratory informatics. This approach also allows us to deliver new capabilities or test hypotheses and standards weekly.
Join us for this webinar and see how Allotrope Foundation is unlike any other industry consortium, or ‘data standards’ initiative before, and how the real and tangible Allotrope Framework will transform your laboratory, improve data integrity, reduce wasteful manual data manipulation, and allow you to realize the full value of your data.
- Why members of the pharmaceutical industry joined forces to create the Allotrope Framework
- What’s being built: The key components of the Framework and how they will be integrated into the systems that support our analytical workflows
- The specifics means by which the Allotrope Framework will revolutionize the management of analytical data, allow for broad interoperability of instruments and software, and lead to the seamless sharing of data and methods
- Accomplishments to date, near-term and long-term milestones
- How your company can participate in Allotrope Foundation’s efforts and contribute to the Framework development
Who should attend from the Pharmaceutical/Biotech Industry?
- Scientists as well as senior leaders in any department reliant on analytical chemistry interested in: improving data integrity; the ability to find and understand or mine historical data; facilitating report and submission document preparation; robust, future-proof data archiving that includes complete context with archived data.
- Software developers and other IT professionals in the pharmaceutical industry interested in: improved interoperability of software and instruments that handle analytical data; seamless data flow between software applications throughout the data lifecycle; reduction in the complexity of the analytical laboratory IT environment through the elimination of the need for data conversion, ‘helper’ applications and other short term gap-filling solutions.
- Senior level management interested in: shifting IT expenditures and resources from short term fixes and gap-filling exercises to an investment in a long term solution that will reduce support costs of a complex informatics environment and technical debt; ensuring your company’s requirements are incorporated into the development of the long term solution; and increasing productivity of laboratory and technical staff.
For more information, please visit our website http://www.allotrope.org.