Today starts the MetWare developers meeting, hosted by Steffen Neumann, at the Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie. Steffen's group and the Applied Bioinformatics group where I now work, are co-developing an opensource platform for metabolomics data management. Not really a full LIMS system, but a system to keep track of all the facts about the experiments and samples we would use when analyzing the data in order to find new chemistry, biomarkers, etc (see this earlier blog too). Good news is, that BioAssist is developing a support platform for the NMC, and plans to use MetWare as a main component.
OK, off to catch my train now. See you online (#metware @ irc.freenode.net); the wiki has an agenda for the meeting.