Bring your data
into the open
Discover our growing list of supported data formats and instrument converters.
Most modern labs work with a wide variety of instruments, measurement techniques and colleagues. They shouldn’t be tied to any one proprietary file format or stuck in an inaccessible data silo. That’s why we’ve developed a robust library of AnIML-based data converters and instrument software connectors designed to unlock and open up your data, so you can work with it however you want and uncover valuable insights.
With our converters, we can translate analytical data from a variety of traditional proprietary file formats into AnIML. First, the converter reads and decodes the proprietary format; then, it creates a semantically identical copy of it in AnIML format and writes it to disk. Now you have an AnIML file that you can use with any AnIML-compliant software tool.
Our converters seamlessly integrate with all our applications, letting you treat instrument data files just like AnIML data. This erases the boundaries between your vendor-specific data silos to harmonize your analytical data, letting you finally make the fullest use of it.
Benefits of open scientific data
Simplify Data Portability
Data standards like AnIML enable faster integration with your ELN, ERP or LIMS by reducing the number of interfaces needed.
Increase Bi-directional Data Flow
Establishing an interactive communication interface with your instruments gives you a clear view of statuses, events and errors.
Ensure Data Integrity
Open standards give you complete and traceable documentation of what each lab instrument did, making them ideal for archival purposes.
Instrument integration in the Lab of the Future
When you run SiLA2 and AnIML in tandem, you enable robust bi-directional data flow between lab instruments and leading systems,
which saves you time and money and boosts your lab productivity and regulatory compliance.
Our Most Popular Connectors
Thermo Fisher Scientific Chromeleon™ 7
supporting HPLC, GC, IC, CE and MS
Waters Empower™ 3
supporting HPLC, GC, IC, CE and MS
Metrohm tiamo™ titration software
Agilent OpenLAB CDS™ 2
(anticipated Q4 2022)
Mettler Toledo LabX™
Chromatography & Spectrometry
Liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy, diffraction, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance: analyze all your analytical chemistry data with our software. We support all common detectors. You can even do kinetics.
Track your in-process samples and run them on bioanalyzers, cell counters or blood gas analyzers, or analyze their osmolality.
Other measurement techniques
Data converters & supported formats
Hub is specifically designed to support the FAIR data and metadata principles of Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability.
This guiding philosophy ensures that your scientific data are optimized for innovation as well as regulation.
We’re great friends of open standard formats. In fact, we’ve even helped build some of the ones listed below.
If you have a choice, we recommend AnIML. In our experience it’s the most versatile format.
The ASTM-supported XML format for analytical and biological data. Recommended.
ANDI / AIA / CDF
A UCAR-supported chromatography data format supported by most CDSs.
The IUPAC standard format for spectral data exchange, commonly used for spectroscopy & chromatography data.
A standardized XML format for mass spectrometry data created by HUPO-PSI.
The ASMS-supported XML format for mass spectrometry data.
The following formats are not public standards. However, Thermo Fisher Scientific has done a good job at publishing and documenting them, so we gladly support them.
XML-based exchange format for data from numerous analytical instruments; supported by many Thermo products.
A format for all kinds of spectroscopic data, common for infrared, Raman and UV/Vis.
Supported Vendor Instruments
Over the years, we’ve created data converters for instruments from many vendors. The list below is just a brief summary.
Please contact us about your specific instrument model and software version, as formats may change over time.
Roche Applied Science
Caliper Life Science
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