mLIMS For Researchers Mouse Colony Management System
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  • What's New in mLIMS 2021

What's New in mLIMS 2021

October 2021
Improved Litter Survival Report:  All tables are sortable and searchable, add more columns, plot results.
Improved Cage Usage Report: Added section "By Month," supports plotting results and downloading the report.
Animal Tags:  Create tags for animals that are searchable.
Improved Strain Management: Narrow the strain dropdown list to active animals only, and consolidate strains in matings and litters section.
Forms (Premium)
June 2021
Lab Notebook is now available!  This premium feature is a lab notebook connected directly to mLIMS for managing your experiments. Contact Us to add a 60 day trial to yoru mLIMS account.
May 2021
Experiment Plan Add on now available at no extra cost.  Contact Us to add to your mLIMS account.
March 2021
Samples  Add on now available at no extra cost.  Contact Us to add to your mLIMS account.
January 2021
Cage Census  Add-on feature added (contact us to request).  Take an accurate cage count and compare to your mLIMS database.
December 2020
Improved Breeding Performance Report:  The breeding performance report now includes additional columns to add to your report and better analyze breeding performance.  Add  mating names, litter names, pups names, pups primary tags, parents primary tag, and breeding cage for a more detailed report.  Download and plot results.
August 2020
July 2020
Review protocol quotas from start date to present
June 2020
Search animals by mating status:  In search animals, you can now search mating status is/is not active.
May 2020
February 2020
Strain Report:  Use the Animal Strain Report to locate and repair data entry errors in strains.
January 2020
Improvement to Cage Card Tool - access cage card settings to manage how litters are listed.
September 2019
Improvement to Protocol Module - Added pain level quota.  Click on any protocol to see its complete usage report
August 2019
Age to Date and Date to Age:  mLIMS can calculate the age of animals on a certain date, or will provide a date based on an animal age using days or weeks.
July 2019
Search Live Animals:  The Animals menu now has a quick link to search live animals only.  This makes searching active animals easier, omitting the need to start with status is live.  You can now easily use OR within your live animals.
June 2019
Include Custom Fields on Animal and Cage Cards:  If you add additional fields to animals or cages, they are now available as a field on your cage or animal cards.
May 2019
Protocol Expiration Alert:  In the alert section on the Home Page of mLIMS, any Protocols expiring in the next 30-60-90-days will prompt an alert.
April 2019
Improvement to Project Settings:  In System Settings - Projects (see step 3), you can now make Project a required field, solving the issue of forgetting to add a new animal, cage, mating, litter, event, or experiment to a project.  If the group uses the Project feature and a new entry is made without the Project Field, mLIMS will prompt the user to assign a Project.
March 2019
Create Multiple Cages:  Create up to 100 empty cages at a time.
March 2019
Improved the Import Tool:  In addition to importing new animals, you can now export data, edit, and import again to update existing animals.  mLIMS will look for new and existing animal names and decide whether to update the animal or add a new animal based on the Animal Name.  If you are unable to get online, you can now work offline in excel and re-import when yo uare back online.
February 2019
Single Cage Report:  Export all information on a single cage to a csv file.  Includes complete cage history, animals, and related experiments, lab events, and breeding events.
January 2019
Verify Parents (See step 7):  Make dam/sire required field when adding pups.  Useful for trio/harem matings, when one or more dams/sires must be selected. Must be set in system settings (use link above).  When activated, if a user forgets to choose dam/sire from multiple dam/sire matings, mLIMS will alert the user to complete the field.
January 2019
Animal Dashboard:  Detailed Overview of your colonies in a dashboard/statistical view.