OpenSpecimen v4.3 release

We are happy to announce the release of OpenSpecimen v4.3 release – the last release of the v4.x series. This release contains many new features, improvements, bug fixes and integrations with other databases. What is new in v4.3? Shipment of containers Collect multiple-unplanned specimens at once Block container locations from being used Bulk specimen operations […]

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 […]

OpenSpecimen Community Meet 2017

The OpenSpecimen Community Meet 2017 was held in Miami on Sep 18-19. The informal meeting notes can be found here: click here. Attendees: Krishagni: Srikanth Adiga, Poornima Govindrao Washington University: Dave Mulvihill, Lee Myrick, Anu Vadakkumcheril University of Utah: Scott Claerhout, Randy K. Madsen Thomas Jefferson: John Reber Allegheny Health Network: Michael Anderson Jewish McGill: Kerry McKenna […]

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+ […]

OpenSpecimen – REDCap integration video

The OpenSpecimen’s REDCap integration plugin is ready and a ~10 minutes demo video is available on the OpenSpecimen’s YouTube channel (link below). Highlights: 1. Link a REDCap “Project” with an OpenSpecimen’s “Collection Protocol” 2. Pull all clinical data from REDCap and store in OpenSpecimen 3. Supports both longitudinal and classical REDCap studies Benefits: why integrate?  […]

OSCON17: OpenSpecimen community meet 2017

We are happy to announce this year’s “OpenSpecimen Community Meet (OSCON)” plans. About OSCON: Is an annual event of OpenSpecimen adopters and ones planning to use in the future. Covers demos of new features, product training, technical sessions and product roadmap. Talks by adopters about their experiences and best practices Meet adopters from other biobanks, […]

OpenSpecimen v4.1 release

We are happy to announce the release of OpenSpecimen v4.1 with new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Release highlights: Bulk delete of objects Export of admin objects (to move data from test to production environments) Display specimen list within containers Link collection protocol with distribution protocols One-click specimen distribution Support for multiple values of ethnicity […]

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 […]