The collection, organisation, and visualisation of the generated data is of critical importance to our understanding of how engineering biology works. The creation of a Data Knowledge Centre for the storage, processing, analysis and predictive modelling of the data generated is one of the unique features of the London DNA Foundry. This data can then be used to inform and improve the design of future experiments.
We use the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) - a web-based application that allows tracking of the workflow for any assembly. The LIMS tracks the user's specifications that contain the product design, the entire construction sequence, including replicating reagents, PCR and assembly, and the sample reagent lineage, location and availability.