The Electronic Laboratory Exchange Network (eLEXNET) is a seamless, integrated, secure
system that allows multiple government agencies engaged in food safety activities to
compare, communicate, and coordinate laboratory analysis findings. eLEXNET provides the
necessary infrastructure for an early-warning system that identifies potentially hazardous
foods and enables health officials to assess risks and analyze trends. eLEXNET is a
program funded by the Food and Drug Administration and supported by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture and the Department of Defense.
The objective of this course is to provide users with the ability to effectively use all
of tools in the eLEXNET system that will assist them in day-to-day operations. eLEXNET
provides support for communication and collaboration among food safety agencies. The
features of the application allow food sample data sharing across federal, state, and
local governments providing a valuable resource for risk assessment, data mining, work
planning, and identifying test methods for food. The course includes step-by-step training
for each module in the eLEXNET application. Training materials consist of a printable
training manual and an interactive CD-ROM with computer based training modules.
Federal, state, and local government employees with positions related to food safety and
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Identify specific uses of the system.
Identify the secure methods for communicating with other members
Identify the available reports in eLEXNET.
Recognize how to create, and print standard reports.
Recognize how to view specific sample information using standard
Recognize how to view geographic information about selected
samples using the integrated ArcIMS Geographical Information System.
Recognize how to create, edit, and save ad hoc reports using the
online analytical processing (OLAP) tool.
Recognize how to create sample product codes using the Product
Recognize how to identify contacts for eLEXNET laboratories.
Course Duration: 4 hours (Independent Study)
Contact Hours: 4