Shared Resource Management
Shared Resource Management (SRM) is a laboratory management system designed to support shared resource facility (or core laboratory) activities. It was originally designed to support the laboratories in the Hartwell Center for Bioinformatics and Biotechnology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which includes High Throughput DNA Sequencing and Genotyping, Genome (Next Generation) Sequencing, Macromolecular Synthesis, Functional Genomics (spotted microarray), Affymetrix (commercial microarray), Molecular Interaction Analysis, and Proteomics facilities. In addition, it supports St. Jude’s Protein Production Facility and Cell and Tissue Imaging Center. SRM was designed to be sufficiently modular and scalable to support other laboratory activities as needed. It could conceivably support all facilities on a campus or at a research organization and provide a single portal for investigators to access these resources, retrieve data, receive invoices for services, and generate reports.