OpenSpecimen EPIC integration

Overview EPIC contains demographics and clinical data about patients. Integrating EPIC with OpenSpecimen will ensure high-quality data, avoid manual data entry errors and save data entry time of end users. This document explains the different ways in which EPIC and OpenSpecimen can be integrated. HL7 based integration EPIC will send HL7 messages (ADT) to OpenSpecimen […]

caTissue to OpenSpecimen – Our Journey

(from Sept 29, 2015 – originally posted on LinkedIn) We released OpenSpecimen v2.0 in June 2015 and since then made a couple of minor releases (v2.1 and v2.2). This post is about this incredible journey from caTissue to OpenSpecimen. For the uninitiated… OpenSpecimen is a free and open source biobanking informatics platform being used in 35+ […]

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 […]

Johns Hopkins’ OpenSpecimen adoption over the years

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has adopted OpenSpecimen as a scalable solution for biospecimen information management. Key features possible in OpenSpecimen that led to its adoption include: Annotation of research and clinical data Interfaces with clinical and research systems Query capability Open Source with strong user community Security Specimen and Derivative Tracking OpenSpecimen […]

Victorian Cancer Biobank goes live with OpenSpecimen

Introduction 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 […]

Peter Doherty Institute adopts OpenSpecimen

The Lewin-Cameron laboratory at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity recently commissioned and installed OpenSpecimen, a bioinformatics platform for managing biospecimens inventories. The system was developed by Krishagni Solutions in conjunction with the US National Cancer Institute and is distributed in Australia and New Zealand by AXT. The main focus of the Lewin-Cameron […]

OpenSpecimen adoption at Univ of Leicester

The Leicester NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit was established in 2010, and the first priority of the newly formed IT team was to develop a strategy that would provided us with a suite of tools required to manage the studies we’d be conducting. Of all the LIMS we assessed, the only tool which had the […]