Highlights of OpenSpecimen Community Meet (OSCON22) – USA and Australia

After three years gap, we conducted two successful ‘OpenSpecimen Annual Community Meet‘ (OSCON22) in St. Louis (USA) on Sept 19-20th and on Oct 18th in Perth (Australia). 

The goal of OSCON is to build a community between OpenSpecimen customers across the globe, present new features, and seek product feedback for new features and improvements.

Packed with various workshops, user training sessions, and presentations by some of our largest customers, the events were a huge hit. Read the highlights of both events below.

“Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to put this conference together. I appreciated the opportunity to speak at OSCON and thought the conference was incredibly useful and informative. What you have done with OpenSpecimen is very impressive.”

Conference Overview

Around 80+ end-users from 40+ organizations from the USA, Australia, and Europe joined OSCON events.

OSCON Photo Highlights:

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The main objective of OSCON is to build a “community” of OpenSpecimen users. OSCON helps users to meet users from other centers and learn how OpenSpecimen is used in different scenarios.

The other objectives include conducting training workshops for new features and seeking feedback and user pain points.

Customer Talks

The following customers gave presentations on their usage of OpenSpecimen.

Training Workshops

OSCON is a great way to learn about new features and brush up on the old ones that are less popular but can be very useful. We conducted workshops and training sessions for the end-users on the below-listed topics. 

Onboarding new labsRequests and distribution
Managing Workflows & screen configurationseConsents
Collection Protocol enhancements: RevisionsProject Tracker
Configuring multi-site collections Integrations (REDCap, EPIC, Instruments, etc.)
Container enhancementsDB management via UI
Queries, Dashboards & CatalogsLegacy data migrations 

Customer Feedback Session

We conducted a feedback session for the attendees to propose enhancements and discuss pain points. The feedback collated from this session will be used to plan the scope of future releases.  

Please write to us at [email protected] to suggest improvements for the next conference.