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 of the biobanking world
University of New South Wales, Sydney (2014)
Used in 60+ biobanks across 15+ countries
Top research centres in USA, Australia, Europe, Singapore, etc use OpenSpecimen
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
Stanford University (2015)
Easy to Integrate
Integrate with other databases and instruments. E.g. RedCap, OpenClinica, EPIC, Imaging, freezers, etc.
Hillman Cancer Center (University of Pittsburg, 2017)
New features and improvements every 3-4 months.
Study Based Collection
Design complete study calendar along with visits (e.g. screening, surgery, etc) and specimen collection.
Collect left-over specimens after patient care. Track inventory & customize forms based on local data collection needs.
Print barcodes from OpenSpecimen during collection. Or pre-print to enable rapid data entry by barcode scanning.
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.
Single OpenSpecimen instance can manage specimens from multiple collection sites, repositories, and studies.
Create freezer hierarchy as per local needs. Easy to manage freezers advanced features like clone, export, auto-select and reserve.
Custom Fields and Forms
Add new field, form or questionnaire using user interface. Zero support needed from the IT team or admins.
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.