Improving The Effectiveness Of Our R&D Organizations Through Incrementally-Enhanced Informatics
A typical life science researcher is expected to wear many hats, project manager, project progenitor, and of course, experimentalist. Computers and informatics systems have come to have a central place in helping the researcher to juggle all of these roles. However, it is difficult for many of our researchers to take full advantage of the available tools. We find that observing how our scientists work and listening to them describe their challenges allows us to identify key bottlenecks in the use of our informatics. We are then able to fine-tune our applications so that they can focus on their science. This talk will give examples of some of our successes and highlight some of our current challenges.