ALACARTE - an animal in-life tracking system.
AALAS Bull 1991 May; 30(3):20-24
A description was presented of a portable, relatively low cost computer system which was developed to assist in several research projects in an animal research facility. This system is a relatively low cost alternative to commercially available systems. The computer safeguarded against entering erroneous data by recording animals' body weights directly from an electronic balance with error checking of several automatic data validation functions. A two digit format was used to enter clinical observations with automatic verification. The system can be used by persons with little or no previous computer experience and accepts most entries as four characters or less. The system has been found to be reliable after 24 months of use. The program may be had by contacting the author.
Laboratory-animals; Computer-equipment; Safety-research; Equipment-operators; Information-systems; Medical-research; Data-processing; Laboratory-workers; Analytical-instruments