The SiLA Consortium non-profit. It gathers life science experts, mobilizes the industry while developing free & open system communication and data standards to connect scientists with the data that matters. SiLA and its members provide a framework for exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic laboratory information. These standards define how information is transported from one system to another. Setting the language, structure and data types required for seamless integration, SiLA supports the management, delivery, and evaluation of laboratory services. SiLA is recognized as the most commonly used standard worldwide. Partnering with ASTM-AnIML, SiLA has proven that integration can be realized beyond data/file transmission to an automation control software.