Track Biobank Projects Using “Project Tracker” Module

Biobanks help researchers to achieve reproducibility by providing high-quality standardized biospecimens. Accredited and certified biobanks follow best practice guidelines for specimen handling. Biobanks provide many services to researchers like specimen collection, processing, storage, and distribution. The synergy between researchers and biobank is the keys to successful translational research (1). While most biobanks use some kind […]

OpenSpecimen Helps Streamlining Biobanking at Washington University

Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) is a leading research institution located in the vibrant biotech community of St. Louis, Missouri. WUSM consistently ranks in the top 10 American medical schools for research and receives significant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The school’s research spans a wide range of diseases including cancer, […]

OpenSpecimen-OpenClinica Integration at FIND Diagnostics (Geneva)

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’s Biobank has been using OpenSpecimen since 2017 to manage collections from countries across Africa and Asia, and store specimens in a central biorepository in the USA.  FIND uses OpenClinica as their […]

OpenSpecimen v5.0 Release

We are happy to announce the release of OpenSpecimen v5.0 with many new features, improvements, and bug fixes. The main focus of v5.0 is to make OpenSpecimen user interface highly configurable to mimic site-specific workflows. What is new in v5.0? Reserve specimens for a distribution protocol for future distribution. Supplies management help you track inventory […]

February (2018) highlights

Krishagni is happy to announce the release of version v4.3 with new features, bug fixes and other improvements.   For further details: https://www.openspecimen.org/openspecimen-v4-3-release/ Next release: OpenSpecimen v5.0 – April 2018 We have already started working on v5.0. Please let us know if you have any enhancement request or user feedback that we can include in v5.0. […]

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+ […]