In a nutshell
Baobab LIMS is open-source laboratory information management system (LIMS) software that will ensure that researchers can track the life-cycle of a biospecimen in the laboratory, from receipt to storage and reuse. This software ensures that sufficient metadata are captured.
Baobab is a common name given to nine tree species in different countries, mostly in Africa. Baobab LIMS is an African-led open-source innovation for human biobanking, but can also be extended for other applications, such as animal and plant biorepositories.
Baobab LIMS is written in Plone, a Python framework known for its robustness, and has inherited some modules from the Bika LIMS.