Core facilities rely on their internal operations to function smoothly. Yet, in a survey of 156 core facilities, over 50 hours per month were spent on managing business that included tracking requests, staff, inventory, and billing.
The University of Utah’s core facilities administrators have developed a billing and scheduling laboratory inventory management system (LIMS). The LIMS system enables control, scheduling, and billing services across multiple departments. This system facilitates coordinated use of instruments and resources. Email notifications are sent to appropriate users following major system events, and all records are stored and easily accessible to administrators.