Improving interoperability and quality of data using OpenSpecimen

Following is a poster presented by the Victorian Cancer Biobank team on using OpenSpecimen for ‘Improving interoperability and quality of data’ at the ABNA 2019 conference. VCB has collected more than 600,000 biospecimens from a broad range of tumours, and approximately 423,000 biospecimens are currently in our inventory. OpenSpecimen was implemented as the biobank information […]

Manage supply items inventory

Tracking the inventory of supplies in a biobank can be a tedious and time-consuming task. For example, tubes, vials, kits, gloves, labels, reagents, etc. Any mistake in inventory management can result in cost overruns and delay in specimen processing. This might also affect the quality of the specimens.  The frequency and types of specimen collected […]

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 […]

Newsletter – April 2019

Hope you are enjoying the weather in your part of the world. Unfortunately, it’s gotten very hot in Pune and will only get worse in the next few days! However, a lot of exciting things are happening in the OpenSpecimen world! Here is a quick overview. v6.0 released Two very interesting features are introduced in […]

OpenSpecimen Workshops in Australia (Oct 2018)

We are conducting three one-day workshops across Australia on “OpenSpecimen – A Comprehensive Biobanking Informatics Platform” (www.openspecimen.org). Please email contact@krishagni.com if you are interested in attending any of them. The details are as follows: Melbourne (Oct 17th): Registration link Adelaide (Oct 23rd): Hosted by South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Sydney (Oct 24th): Hosted by University of New […]

OpenSpecimen Workshops in Australia (Oct/18)

Three workshops coming up in Australia in the next few weeks. Please email contact@krishagni.com if you are interested in attending any of them. Melbourne – Oct 17th: OpenSpecimen Community Meet (registration link) Sydney – Oct 24th: OpenSpecimen Workshop hosted by University of New South Wales (UNSW) Adelaide – Oct 23th: OpenSpecimen Workshop hosted by South […]

OSCON18 and v5.1 updates…

Hope you are enjoying the summer! It has been raining heavily in Pune which most of us love! Pune is famous for old forts on mountain tops (to give a vantage point against the British army) and it is customary to go for treks during the rains. OpenSpecimen team at the Jangira Fort – a rare fort […]

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 […]