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Bika Water
LIMS for Water Quality management

Latest release: Bika Water 1.0

Project Description

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Bika Water represents a significant departure from the generic Bika LIMS and many of the features will be re-integrated in other Bika branches - notably sampling instructions, partitioning and preservation depending on the analyses ordered

Initially it appeared trivial but required new roles, workflow statuses, worksheet functionality, sample points and so forth

With fuller automation in mind, an obvious future addition to Bika Water would be the implementation of sampling schedules - many of the samples in this discipline are obtained periodically at the same sample point

Once scheduled, the system will automate creation of sample and analysis requests, and email the assigned sampler his instructions and schedule. Other upcoming enhancements will include calculated analyses and water laboratory specific instrument interfaces

Bika Water LIMS flow diagram

Bika Water flow with new Sampling and Preservation workflow highlighted

Functional specification

City of uMhlathuze logo

The Bika Water 1.0 Specification and Use Case only forms the basis of the public release, more features and functionality will be included. By the time of file release, both the release pages and the associated roadmaps will be updated with the final functionality

Bika Water in production

Bika Water 1 was taken into production at development sponsor City of uMhlathuze's laboratory in Richards Bay, South Africa on 1 July 2009

We are impressed by the quality, user friendliness and intuitive web interface
of the software as well as the user support provided.
Bika Water considerably reduces our workload whilst improving our accuracy now
that it has automated so many of our lab's formerly manual processes
 - Fanele Dlamini, LIMS manager, City of uMhlathuze - Home of Bika Lab Systems, implementers of web based open source LIMS, Plone hosting and content management systems   Powered by Plone, the open source content management system. Customised and maintained by Bika Lab Systems