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 within UMass are lined up.
  • Murdoch Children Research Centre (Melbourne) and FIND (Geneva) has started the implementation process.
  • SAHMRI (Adelaide) is all set to go-live and doing final testing.
  • University of Michigan (MCTP) is busy testing OpenSpecimen after upgrading from NCI caTissue.

OpenSpecimen v3.3 is released with new features and improvements.
See release announcement here.

OpenSpecimen Annual Meet – 2016 was on 29-30 Aug in Miami.
20+ end users from 15+ centres attended the conference. See notes and photos here.

OpenSpecimen Workshops 

OpenSpecimen v3.4 development has started with the following goals:

Core OpenSpecimen:

  • Containers: Tree view, auto-allocation, drag and drop, move multiple boxes in one-go, alerts, graphs, etc.
  • Security: Two-factor authentication, password expiry, unused account lock, etc.
  • Generate audit reports from user interface
  • Notifications and alerts

New Plugins:

  • EPIC real-time integration (with Johns Hopkins (USA))
  • HL7 integration for path reports (with Christiana Care (USA))
  • OpenClinica integration (with FIND (Switzerland))

Upcoming conferences

We look forward to meet you if you are there too.