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A Labautopedia compendium of websites related to laboratory automation. Click on linked terms for more detail. Refer to the Contributing section for author information.

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  • Analytical Sciences Digital Library: The Analytical Sciences Digital Library, ASDL, is an NSF-funded digital library, accessed at, that collects, catalogs, links and publishes peer reviewed web-based discovery materials pertinent to innovations in curricular development and supporting technical resources in the analytical sciences. The ASDL website ( is one of several collections funded by NSF's National Science Digital Library (NSDL) program.
  • Assay Guidance Manual: This document is written to provide guidance to investigators that are interested in developing assays useful for the evaluation of compound collections to identify chemical probes that modulate the activity of biological targets, prepared by Eli Lilly and Company and the National Institutes of Health Chemical Genomics Center.  Assay Guidance Manual Version 5.0, 2008, Eli Lilly and Company and NIH Chemical Genomics Center.
  • The Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM Global) is the international trade association representing automatic identification and mobility technology solution providers. Through the years, industry leaders continue to work within AIM to promote the adoption of emerging technologies.  AIM Global actively supports the development of AIM standards through its own Technical Symbology Committee (TSC), Global Standards Advisory Groups, and RFID Experts Group (REG), as well as through participation at the industry, national (ANSI) and international (ISO) levels.
  • ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.
  • Analytical Information Markup Language (AnIML) is the developing XML standard for analytical chemistry data and is currently in pre-release form.
  • The Artel resource library on liquid handling.


  • The Binding Database: Binding information on targets and compounds
  • Biobank_information_sites: A LabAutopedia list of sites related to biobanks
  • The Bioluminescence Web Page:  A resource on Bioluminescence
  • is the central source of information on biometrics-related activities of the Federal government.
  • The Biometric Consortium serves as a focal point for research, development, testing, evaluation, and application of biometric-based personal identification/verification technology. The Biometric Consortium organizes a premier biometrics conference every fall. Information about past conferences, current government and standards activity, a bulletin board service, and other biometric resources can be found throughout this web site. 


  • CENSA is an international industry association and consulting firm, focused on driving the state of the art for electronic records systems and collaborative informatics technologies in software end user and developer organizations.
  • Circuit Cellar specializes in creative solutions, unique applications and useful design techniques for hands-on designers and developers.
  • The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) is a global, nonprofit, standards-developing organization that promotes the development and use of voluntary consensus standards and guidelines within the health care community.
  • Automated medicinal chemistry portal



  • Enzyme nomenclature database: a repository of information relative to the nomenclature of enzymes. It is primarily based on the recommendations of the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and it describes each type of characterized enzyme for which an EC (Enzyme Commission) number has been provided



  • 123 Genomics: The objective of this site is to be a one stop location where one can find most of the freely available internet resources related to genomics and bioinformatics.
  • Human Genome Project: Begun formally in 1990, the U.S. Human Genome Project was a 13-year effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. The project originally was planned to last 15 years, but rapid technological advances accelerated the completion date to 2003
  • Genome Projects of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science:


  • The International HapMap Project is a partnership of scientists and funding agencies from Canada, China, Japan, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States to develop a public resource that will help researchers find genes associated with human disease and response to pharmaceuticals
  • The biomolecular screening portal






  • Microarray and microfluidics portal
  • A laboratory automation blog authored by Neil Benn. 
  • LECIS (Laboratory Equipment Control Interface Specification) defines a uniform, device vendor-neutral remote control interface for laboratory instruments. In 1998, LECIS became an ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standard. The official ASTM standard designation for LECIS is ASTM E1989-98. 
  • Online auction and classified website for new and used laboratory and lab automation equipment. Also post free equipment wanted ads to locate the products you need.
  • hosts a forum called Liquid Handling Talk where you can find experts to collaborate on issues relating to liquid handling and read some interesting & ideas.


  • Mammilian Gene Collection: The goal of the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC), a trans-NIH initiative, is to provide researchers with unrestricted access to sequence-validated full-length protein-coding (FL-CDS) cDNA clones for human, mouse, and rat genes. In 2005, the project added the cow cDNAs generated by Genome Canada.
  • Martindales-The Reference Desk: Science and Math reference links
  • Molecular_library_and_assay_information_sitesA LabAutopedia collection of information sites related to molecular libraries, assays and related tools. 
  • MAKE Magazine brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home. We celebrate your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.


  • National Library of Medicine: NIH Medical Library
  • National Sciences Digital Library: The National Science Digital Library is a national network dedicated to advancing STEM teaching and learning for all learners and both formal and informal settings, and the locus of activity for the National Science Foundation's National STEM Distributed Learning program. NSDL receives the majority of its funding through the generous support of NSF's Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).
  • National Instruments.  Products for engineers and scientists around the world to design, prototype, and deploy systems for test, control, and embedded design applications.
  • Nuclear Receptor Resource:The Nuclear Receptor Resource (NRR) Project is a collection of individual databases on members of the steroid and thyroid hormone receptor superfamily



  • Pathway Interaction Database: NCI site - Biomolecular interactions and cellular processes assembled into authoritative human signaling pathways
  • Photochem CAD: database of absorption and fluorescence spectra, including molar absorption coefficients and fluorescence quantum yields
  • Pipette Calibration. A website dedicated to providing information on pipette calibration with some service and repair advice. The site also has external links to official authoritative bodies who provide accreditation and metrology advice.
  • Pipette History. This site is dedicated to a review of pipetting history, based on US patent applications and awards. The site also provides links to Spanish and Italian language variations.
  • RSCB Protein Databank: The PDB archive contains information about experimentally-determined structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies



  • Reactome: A free, online, open-source, curated pathway database encompassing many areas of human biology. Information is authored by expert biological researchers, maintained by the Reactome editorial staff and cross-referenced to a wide range of standard biological databases.
  • This website is dedicated to Reverse Transcriptase PCR (not to be confused with Real Time PCR). In comparison to traditional approaches (i.e., Northern blot, dot blot and hybridization protection assays and in situ hybridization) RT-PCR-based assays are the most common method for characterizing or confirming gene expression patterns and comparing mRNA levels in different sample populations.


  • is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, provides a search of over 36 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to 1,850+ scientific Websites (see fact sheet).
  • Scientific Computing - information technology for science



  • USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology


  • Visible Human Project:National Library of Medicine - The Visible Human Project® is an outgrowth of the NLM's 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies.





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