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.

Working Groups

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

SiLA 2 will be in the marketplace soon

After successfully completing SiLA 2 proof-of-concepts, we now are witnessing first adoptions of the SiLA 2 Core and Features in the marketplace. The SiLA community continues to maintain the standard and to develop Features. SiLA’s Data Working Group also is actively developing new AnIML data techniques for lab automation workflows.

How We Operate

Working Groups

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

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

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SiLA 2 Standard

Daniel Juchli
Wega Informatik
daniel.juchli@sila-standard.org

Thomas_Frech

Process Management System (PMS)

Thomas Frech
Group leader
thomas.frech@sila-standard.org

Holger_Saal

Pipettor

Holger Saal
Group leader
holger.saal@ipa.fraunhofer.de

Bernd_Papenfuss

DCommand Dictionary Specification

Bernd Papenfuss
Group leader
papenfuss@equicon.de

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Labware Specification

Daniel Juchli
Group leader
daniel.juchli@wega-it.com

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Certification

Bernd Papenfuss
Group leader
papenfuss@equicon.de

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

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Erwin Althof
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
President

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Alexander Brendel
infoteam Software AG
Director

Matthias Freudel

Matthias Freundel
Fraunhofer IPA
Director

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Patrick Courtney
tec-connection
Director

Thomas_Frech

Thomas Frech
Xavo Software AG
Director

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Rob Harkness
Astech Projects
Director

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Ivan Ivanov
Promega
Director

Daniel_Juchli

Daniel Juchli
Wega Informatik AG
Director

Tom_Kissling

Tom Kissling
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Director

Oliver_Peter

Oliver Peter
Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Vice President

Burhard_Schaefer

Burkhard Schaefer
BSSN Software GmbH
Director

Haike_Suering

Haike Süring
PerkinElmer (Schweiz) AG
Director

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Bart van der Schoot
Seyonic S.A.
Director

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 .

Get Involved!

Learn about the various ways you can help move labs into the future.