Providing Standards, Exchanging Knowledge
The SiLA Consortium
The SiLA Consortium is non-profit. It gathers life science experts and mobilizes the industry while developing free & open system communication and data standards to connect scientists with the data that matters.
SiLA and its members provide a framework for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic laboratory information. These standards define how information is transported from one system to another. Setting the language, structure and data types required for seamless integration, SiLA supports the management, delivery, and evaluation of laboratory services. SiLA is recognized as most commonly used in the world.
Where We Are
We are excited about the release of SiLA 2
SiLA 1.x, in partnership with the ASTM AnIML, has proven end-to-end lab integration is possible. SiLA has been implemented in countless devices and systems worldwide and AnIML has also been adopted as data standard by large and small organizations alike. Currently, SiLA is excited about the release of SiLA 2. By migrating to a state-of-the-art technology base, our community has ensured that SiLA will continue to enable labs of the future for decades.
Where We Are Going
We will continue to grow the SiLA 2 ecosystem
After successfully releasing SiLA 2, we now are witnessing more and more adoptions of the SiLA 2 Core and Features in the marketplace. The SiLA community continues to maintain the standard and to develop new Features. SiLA also actively continuous growing FAIR data by developing new AnIML data techniques for lab automation workflows.
How We Operate
SiLA’s Working Groups are comprised of dedicated volunteers from our global Member community who collaboratively develop and continually maintain SiLA’s standards.
SiLA-related Initiatives are collaborative projects driven by subsets of SiLA Members and non-Members and may be special implementations or applications of the SiLA standards. The SiLA Board of Directors helps facilitate these projects.
Active Working Groups
SiLA 2 Standard
Process Management System (PMS)
DCommand Dictionary Specification
SiLA’s working groups are comprised of dedicated volunteers from our global Member community who collaboratively develop and continually maintain SiLA’s standards.
Board of Directors
An elected subset of SiLA’s Core and Supporting Members
President / Head of Member Care
Director / Head of Certification & Training
Director / Head of Events and Fundraising
Xavo Software AG
Director / Treasurer
Director / Deputy SiLA Conference / Admin
Director / Chair US Committee
Wega Informatik AG
Director / Chief Technology Officer
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Director / Head of New Member Acquisitions
Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd
VP / Head of SiLA Conference / Chair URC
BSSN Software GmbH
Director / Head of Partner Management
PerkinElmer (Schweiz) AG
Director / Chair Supplier Review Committee
Bart van der Schoot
Director / Head of Administration
Tecan Schweiz AG
Director / Head of Marketing/Communication
Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
Working On SiLA 2
SiLA 2 Core Specification
We develop and maintain the Core for lab system communication. The SiLA 2 specification specifies interoperability schemes that allow laboratory devices and services to communicate with each other. It also defines the process of further developing the standard and its assets.
SiLA 2 Features
We also develop and maintain individual SiLA 2 Features which allow systems in the lab (such as devices, instruments, LIMS, ELN or other IT systems) to interface with each other uni- or bi-directionally. Features for different areas or specific vendors are developed in parallel across many Working Groups .