*Laboratory Informatics (LIMS) = LIMS/LIS/ELN/SDMS/LES/QMS etc

LIMS Academy Coaching  provides you with an independent LIMS expert, coaching and supporting you
one-on-one, on-demand, efficient and budget-friendly!


We will close the knowledge and experience gap towards vendors, avoid common pitfalls and make sure YOU stay in control of the project!


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LIMS Project Challenges

What makes running a LIMS selection & implementation project so difficult for most laboratories and how can LIMS Academy make it easier, more efficient and  successful?

LIMS selection and implementation challenges

How does LIMS Academy address these project challenges?


In the LIMS Academy introduction video on our website we made a thorough comparison of a few ways you may address the common LIMS project challenges, starting from the selection phase. One conclusion was that it makes a lot of sense to involve vendor-independent resources to close the knowledge and experience gap(s) between customers and vendors. Another conclusion was that vendor-independent resources are not always easy to find and you need to make sure they are really independent. LIMS Academy is going to provide easy access to these vendor-independent resources, building on the knowledge and experience of LUFC LabConsultants and its founder Louis Uunk, who is known for providing vendor-independent services to 60+ projects for the last 15 years in LUFC LabConsultants.

LIMS Academy translated the need for vendor-independent support into a new online platform providing both community and coaching for LIMS selection and implementation projects. In the sections below, this will be explained further.

LIMS Academy services to manage project challenges.
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LIMS Academy Coaching Program

One-on-one project coaching to provide the knowledge & tools to make your project successful!

LIMS selection coaching topics

LIMS Selection Coaching


LIMS Academy's online coaching program is targeted towards an individual project team belonging to one company. This means that coaching will be adapted to your project team's specific needs. The coaching will be done through our dedicated LIMS Academy coaching platform, also providing a LIMS community to "Engage - Learn - Share".

The LIMS selection coaching program offers dedicated expert guidance for every part of the project. An independent LIMS selection consultant/coach will stand by your project team through regular online coaching and knowledge transfer sessions. 

LIMS academy provides guidance during several parts of the project:

  • Project preparation & management involvement.
  • Project approach, do's and don'ts.
  • Business analysis & business case.
  • "As-Is" => "To-Be" transition.
  • Workflow charting and workflow optimization.
  • Determining the role of the new LIMS in your company's IT landscape.
  • URS, RFI, RFP documentation
  • Vendor selection procedure.
  • Vendor demonstration phase.
  • Selection criteria and decision process.
  • Transition towards implementation.¬†

Depending on the status of your project, not all of the above might be applicable. During an online intake session, the coaching program will be tailored to your project team’s specific needs and translated into an offer for a tailored coaching program.


LIMS Implementation Coaching


The target customers and the way LIMS Academy delivers LIMS Implementation coaching is similar to the LIMS Selection coaching program. The project coaching topics and the role of he LIMS Academy consultant/coach are however very different.

LIMS Academy's consultant/coach does not take-over the role of the vendor-consultant or project manager. The consultant/coach will operate more from a steering-role between customer and vendor.

The consultant/coach may be involved in one or more of the following:

  • Provide project structure
  • Safeguard essential steps
  • Efficient and effective coaching
  • Knowledge & Experience transfer
  • Project steering
  • Safeguard optimal end-result based on your requirements
  • Make sure customer stays in control
  • Assist in vendor management in case of project hick-ups or disagreements¬†
LIMS implementation coaching topics
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What you get from using LIMS Academy for

LIMS selection and implementation coaching! 


All the tools you need to make the best laboratory informatics choice with confidence!

Proven LIMS Project Approach


LIMS Academy is part of LUFC LabConsultants with a track-record of more than 60 successful LIMS selections in almost every market sector. The coaching program is based on the knowledge and experience that we gained from running successful LIMS selections since 2010. We have seen a direct positive effect from our selection methodology on the duration and end result of the implementation. Not only do you get all the tools to efficiently and quickly select the best laboratory informatics solutions for your laboratory, you will also be ready to successfully implement the chosen solution with all the necessary functionality within set time and budget.

Tailored Coaching Program


After we receive your application, we will schedule an intake session to tailor the coaching program to your own project starting point, your resource availability and your specific project needs. LIMS Academy will define a suitable coaching package and translate that into an offer. The coaching package will contain estimated amount of online coaching sessions and optional hands-on support from one of our LIMS experts.

Online coaching will be scheduled and performed through LIMS Academy's online coaching, training and community platform.

Knowledgable & Experienced Resources


LIMS Academy founder, Louis Uunk, has supported more than 60 laboratory informatics  selection & implementation projects towards a successful outcome. All the knowledge and experience about strengths and weaknesses of dozens of software vendors and  their software solutions is available during the coaching sessions. LIMS Academy provides central access to vendor-independent resources, either seasoned independent LIMS experts or community members that have already gone through the process of selecting and implementing a new LIMS solution. LIMS Academy's consultant/coach will actively guide and support you during the entire project with coaching sessions, tools & templates and hands-on support where necessary.

LIMS Academy Community

LIMS Academy paying coaching customers receive one year free access for one person to our LIMS Academy community. Current community subscription price is¬†‚ā¨ 300 ex.BTW/VAT /person/year.

Community membership further enhances the LIMS Academy selection and coaching program by interaction with other members facing the same challenges. 

Members are encouraged to engage/communicate with other members share information, experiences with vendors, project challenges and functional solutions. Together we will create an environment for learning and sharing to save every member an enormous amount of time and money and increase the percentage of successful projects.

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Jan van der Kooi

"Louis's guidance during the entire process has been excellent. His extended market knowledge proved to be very valuable. With Louis's help WLN succeeded in making an informed decision for its new LIMS solution".

Ronald Italiaander

"Louis has provided tremendous value during the selection of our LIMS/ELN. His experience and knowledge in the laboratory information management area have been very valuable during our process towards identifying our LIMS/ELN requirements . Louis also guided and supported us during the vendor selection process".

Remco Bitter

"Louis helped us in a very professional manner through all the important stages. He helped us define our needs and wishes, together we created a short list of suppliers based on our input, gathered all the relevant information from the suppliers. Due to his extensive knowledge, we could make a profound decision about this vital peace of software. We are still getting compliments from within the organisation on how good this selection has been done!'

Jan Peter Heutink

"Louis used a thorough project approach to identify BaseClear's process improvement potential. With LUFC's knowledge and experience, "To- be" processes were drafted which in turn were translated into a detailed URS.   We were able to select a new LIMS that meets our requirements, thanks to LUFC's  well defined and thorough selection approach. 
Louis's support, advice and project methology have been very valuable during all steps of our LIMS selection. Communication and cooperation with Louis were very pleasant and constructive. I highly recommend Louis's support and advice during a LIMS selection".


Apply to our one-on-one LIMS selection or implementation coaching program and make sure you choose and implement the best laboratory informatics solution for your laboratory!


A LIMS Academy LIMS expert consultant/coach will be with you every step of the way!