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 […]

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 in case of questions or feedback. New Adopters Update: University of Massachusetts (UMass) went live with the first group. Many more groups […]

Victorian Cancer Biobank goes live with OpenSpecimen

Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) is a not-for-profit biobank funded by the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services with the Cancer Council Victoria as lead agency.  The funding goals are to provide high quality, ethically obtained biospecimens to support research that will eventually lead to improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment. The VCB is […]

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OpenSpecimen July Newsletter

OSCON16 – Aug 29-30 – Miami OpenSpecimen “super user” training – Miami (Sep 1-3) and Melbourne (Oct 6-7) OpenSpecimen v3.2 released Victorian Cancer Biobank goes live with OpenSpecimen University of Massachusetts (UMass) adopts OpenSpecimen OSCON16, an annual meeting of biobanks using OpenSpecimen and developers, will be held in Miami on Aug 29 and 30th. It […]

OpenSpecimen “Super User” Training in Melbourne

  We are happy to announce our first “OpenSpecimen super user” training in Australia. Dates: Oct 6 – 7, 2016 Venue: Melbourne (exact location to be announced soon) Fees: 2950 AUD To register: Maximum 5 students per batch Agenda: This will be a hands-on training program conducted by the experts covering every aspect of the […]

OS v3.2: Auto bulk upload feature

In OpenSpecimen v3.2, we are releasing a new feature to consume CSV files automatically if dropped in a folder. For more details read our forum post: ~Sri

OpenSpecimen “High Availability” deployment for speed and stability

For large enterprise biobanks, e.g. with 20+ concurrent users, it is imperative to setup your biobank data server across multiple app servers (Tomcats/JBoss) behind a load balancer. Load balancer helps in achieving high throughput, minimizing response times and better utilisation of resources. A by-product of setting up load balancer is to increase reliability and availability […]

OpenSpecimen One-day Workshop Amsterdam

Krishagni in collaboration of University of Amsterdam ( is happy to announce an one-day workshop on OpenSpecimen on June 27th 2016. For registration email Draft Agenda: 1. Introduction to OpenSpecimen – 9:30 – 10:00 AM Background Current adopters and community Open source licensing How to get involved with the community? 2. OpenSpecimen – Product […]