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Amandla Awethu
SenaitePlone and Python



Sawubona, wamkelekile!

Welcome to Bika's ISO 17025 ready LIMS demonstration installation configured for Chemistry and Microbiology - suitable for laboratories in Agriculture, Environmental and Water Quality Management, Food and beverages and the Chemistry disciplines, Mining, Petroleum, etc.


Cutting Edge

This is version 1.2 of Bika evolution Senaite. Well erm, when it is up, apologies, we are currently

Core Bika | Senaite professional developers are three quarters through the migration from Bika LIMS 3.4, Cannabis and Water, see Long live Bika LIMS.

Issue tracker

Please log any hidden bugs you uncover in the Issue tracker and do not hesitate to contact us at  with any questions you might have. Your informed bug reports will be greatly appreciated. The system's core functionality is used in production already, peripheral issues are being resolved fairly rapidly.

Email us at  for labmanager credentials and include information about your lab and nature of tests, region and yourself. It'll allow us to be of better assistance. After recent uncouth data entries, we also want to protect the demo's look and feel;-)

We are upgrading all our demos, and apart from LIMSconfigurations for the Health careWater and Environmental Management, Cannabis disciplines will be available soon.


The User Manual is dated now, basics still hold true, and we are looking forward to a community project to bring the user manual up to date and then make manual updates compulsory in the code to keep manual texts and images dynamically refreshed when improvements take place.

Else, please post to the  and Senaite user lists. Do Google first, there is a big Bika knowledge base online. Bika user list archive

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What makes Bika unique · Benefits and Features

The LIMS Circus

The LinkedIn LIMS Circus group aims to be informative, entertaining and provocative, towards the witty standard set by Slashdot. Join up and drop your pennies! 

Social media hype not withstanding, useful shared information can be found and contributed to on otherwise business driven LinkedIn's lab related groups, speed reading with hot air detectors on.

Laboratory Accreditation and QC groups, with less proprietary ownership, carry more information rich posts. LIMS specific groups suffer from sterile political correctness and, much more so, vested group ownership that inhibits freedom of expression.

Dispelling FOSS FUD since 2002

Upcoming Events
Demo upgraded Feb 01, 2018 - Feb 01, 2019
EOM. Batch Statements and Invoices Feb 25, 2018 02:00 AM - 04:00 AM
Clients open day Feb 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Lab premises, Pig and Whistle for lunch
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