Biobanking as a Newsletter – May 2021

Here is your monthly curated pick of biobanking news, jobs, and events from across the globe. We hope you will find this enriching and useful. Please do let us know your feedback on how we can improve this newsletter. Webinar: OpenSpecimen Implementation at Johns Hopkins University Register (click here) for our upcoming webinar, “Implementation at […]

Webinar: Creating Advanced Reports

OpenSpecimen’s Reporting module is powerful, yet easy-to-use. Biobank staff, without any IT skills, can create reports from the user interface, save and share them with other users. In this training video, you will learn How to create data-based reports? How to create count-based reports (pivot tables) Advanced reports like calculated fields, hierarchical queries, sub-queries, etc […]

Biobanking as a Newsletter – April 2021

Here is your monthly curated pick of biobanking news, jobs, and events from across the globe. We hope you will find this enriching and useful. Please do let us know your feedback on how we can improve this newsletter. Interviews and webinars We conducted very well-attended webinars with two of our favorite customers from across two […]

Managing Multicenter Collections at FIND Diagnostics

Introduction FIND Diagnostics (FIND) is a global non-profit organization driving innovation in the development and delivery of diagnostics to combat major diseases affecting the world’s poorest populations. FIND conducts clinical studies across multiple countries in Asia, Africa, South America, etc., in infectious diseases like HCB/HIV, TB, COVID, etc., and stores the specimens in a central […]

Interview with OpenSpecimen Implementation Team at FIND Diagnostics

In the fourth episode of “Biobanking Conversations,” Srikanth Adiga (CEO, OpenSpecimen) talks to Stefano Ongarello and Anna Mantsoki from FIND’s “OpenSpecimen Implementation Team” to understand their COVID related work, internal processes, training mechanisms, & best practices. FIND (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Geneva) is a global non-profit organization driving innovation in the development and delivery […]

Project Tracker Implementation at Washington University

Dave Mulvihill, Director Informatics, Washington University (WU) Tissue Procurement Core, presented how they use OpenSpecimen’s “Project Tracker” module to streamline biobank “Projects & Requests” – eliminating cumbersome Excels and relying on emails.  Washington University is one of the oldest and largest adopters of OpenSpecimen. At WU, OpenSpecimen is used by 100+ users across ~50 research […]

University of Cape Town Adopts OpenSpecimen

The University of Cape Town adopts OpenSpecimen as their Biobanking LIMS to manage COVID specimens. This project is funded by Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) a Geneva-based NGO accelerating the development, evaluation, and delivery of high-quality, affordable diagnostic tests for poverty-related diseases. UCT will integrate OpenSpecimen with OpenClinica to pull participant and specimen data. Read how FIND is […]

International Livestock Research Institute Adopts OpenSpecimen

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), with offices across Asia and Africa, adopts OpenSpecimen to manage various multi-site animal collections (e.g. swabs, saliva, tissue, etc). This is the second biobank after the University of California, Davis biobank that will be using OpenSpecimen to manage animal collections. ILRI, a member of the CGIAR Consortium, works for better lives through livestock in […]