OSCON 2016 Attendees

Software For Biobanks

Best suited for both longitudinal biospecimen collection and unplanned disease based collections.

OpenSpecimen Development Team

One size does not fit all

Highly configurable to meet disparate needs

University of New South Wales, Sydney (2014)

Used in 65+ biobanks across 15+ countries

Across top biobanks in USA, Australia, Europe, Singapore, etc

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (2016)

Most Liberal Licensing Model

Open source license. Unlimited users.

University of Leicester, UK (2016)

Collect High Quality Data

Collect specimen annotations based on data of interest. E.g. medical history, pathology annotation, images, etc.

University of Leicester, UK (2014)

Built Using Latest Technologies

Web based and supports latest technology stack

Hillman Cancer Center (University of Pittsburg, 2017)

New features and improvements every 3-4 months.

Rapidly Improving


With RedCap, OpenClinica, EPIC, Cerner, instruments, etc.

ISBER 2018 - OpenSpecimen Workshop Speakers

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Global Community

Collaborate with world's leading biobanks like Stanford, Hopkins, SingHealth, Leicester & New South Wales.

Friendly Licensing Terms

Unlimited users. Open source license. Zero license fees. Free upgrades for life. Paid support by developers

One size doesn’t fit all!

Easily add new fields, configure screens or develop custom plugins to mimic local workflows.
Product Highlights

Study Based Collection

Design complete study calendar along with visits (e.g. screening, surgery, etc) and specimen collection.

Unplanned Collections

Collect left-over specimens after patient care. Track inventory & customize forms based on local data collection needs.

Barcode Samples

Print barcodes from OpenSpecimen during collection. Or pre-print to enable rapid data entry by barcode scanning.

Custom Fields and Forms

Add new field, form or questionnaire using user interface. Zero support needed from the IT team or admins.

Bulk Upload

Upload CSV files to bulk add, edit or delete data. Best suited to migrate legacy data. Create custom bulk upload templates.


Distribute samples to researchers or projects. Generate reports to track samples distributed per project and set targets.

API and Plugins

Easy to use REST APIs to interact with external applications or instruments. Develop own custom apps to meet local workflows.

Privileges and Security

Define user privileges at the study or site level. Create custom roles to meet local needs. Audit trial maintained for every transaction.

Multi-site Support

Single OpenSpecimen instance can manage specimens from multiple collection sites, repositories, and studies.

Inventory Management

Create freezer hierarchy as per local needs. Easy to manage freezers advanced features like clone, export, auto-select and reserve.

The Product
OpenSpecimen is free and open source biobanking informatics platform.