Free & Open Source

The word "Open" in OpenSpecimen stands for "open source". Open source is a type of software license in which the software and source code is freely downloadable. In other words, there is no license fee to buy OpenSpecimen. Not just that, you are also free to make modifications to the software yourself.


You might ask "What is the catch? After all, there isn’t such thing as free lunch". We are often asked "why are you selling a free software?" If you ask these quesitons, then you have not have heard of "open source" before. We suggest Googling for "open source" to learn more.


OpenSpecimen was initially developed with federal funding from N.C.I (U.S.A). Since 2011 when Krishagni took ownership of the further development, we continued to honor the same licensing terms. Krishagni has been fortunate to work with top-notch research centers across the globe who have directly or indirectly funded the continued development of OpenSpecimen. This has helped us to be profitable as well as make considerable investment in transforming OpenSpecimen into a world class biobanking informatics solution.


Our success is evidenced by the fact that 35+ biobanks across 13 countries today use OpenSpecimen.