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OpenSpecimen – REDCap integration video

The OpenSpecimen’s REDCap integration plugin is ready and a ~10 minutes demo video is available on the OpenSpecimen’s YouTube channel (link below). Highlights: 1. Link a REDCap “Project” with an OpenSpecimen’s “Collection Protocol” 2. Pull all clinical data from REDCap and store in OpenSpecimen 3. Supports both longitudinal and classical REDCap studies Benefits: why integrate?  […]

OSCON17: OpenSpecimen community meet 2017

We are happy to announce this year’s “OpenSpecimen Community Meet (OSCON)” plans. About OSCON: Is an annual event of OpenSpecimen adopters and ones planning to use in the future. Covers demos of new features, product training, technical sessions and product roadmap. Talks by adopters about their experiences and best practices Meet adopters from other biobanks, […]

OpenSpecimen v4.1 release

We are happy to announce the release of OpenSpecimen v4.1 with new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Release highlights: Bulk delete of objects Export of admin objects (to move data from test to production environments) Display specimen list within containers Link collection protocol with distribution protocols One-click specimen distribution Support for multiple values of ethnicity […]

OpenSpecimen configurability

This article highlights OpenSpecimen’s high degree of “configurability” to serve different types of biobanking workflows. Biobanking is a very dynamic and diverse field where a “one size fits all” approach does not work. Biospecimens could be collected for disease based biobanks (e.g. cancer biobank, orthopedic biobank, etc) or for a longitudinal clinical study or trial. […]

OpenSpecimen January newsletter

  Here is an update on the latest happenings in the OpenSpecimen world. Got any ideas or feedback on OpenSpecimen? Click here to go to the OpenSpecimen survey form. Highlights:  v3.4 release  New adopters  Case studies  4.0 release plan v3.4 release v3.4 is now available for production use. Please see the release announcement here. The major […]

Durrer Center (Amsterdam) adopts OpenSpecimen

The Durrer Center for cardiovascular research (Durrer Center), part of the Netherlands Heart Institute, is a national multidisciplinary collaboration of academic research institutes in the field of cardiology, genetics and biostatistics partaking in cardiovascular genetic and epidemiological studies and associated biobanks. Durrer Center provides expertise, infrastructure and services for collecting, comparing, harmonizing and merging results […]

OpenSpecimen Technology Stack

OpenSpecimen is developed using latest technology stack and versions of the prerequisite software. Software development stack User interface: Angular 1 and Angular 2 Backend: Java Spring Prerequisite software Browsers: Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari on Mac Databases: Oracle 11g & 12g OR MySQL 5.x Web server: Apache Tomcat 7.x and 8.x App […]

Johns Hopkins’ OpenSpecimen adoption over the years

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has adopted OpenSpecimen as a scalable solution for biospecimen information management. Key features possible in OpenSpecimen that led to its adoption include: Annotation of research and clinical data Interfaces with clinical and research systems Query capability Open Source with strong user community Security Specimen and Derivative Tracking OpenSpecimen […]

September 2016 Updates

Here is a short overview of the latest happenings in the OpenSpecimen world: New adopters v3.3 released v3.4 release plan 2016 Annual meet updates Upcoming conferences (Adelaide, London) Feel free to email sri@openspecimen.org in case of questions or feedback. New Adopters Update: University of Massachusetts (UMass) went live with the first group. Many more groups […]