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Upcoming Webinars

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Managing Multicenter Specimen Collections at FIND Diagnostics (17th March 2021)

By: Anna Mantsoki, Biobank Data Scientist, FIND Diagnostics

Description: Anna will present how they use OpenSpecimen to manage biospecimens collected from multi-center clinical studies and integration with OpenClinica (EDC).

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Project Tracker Implementation at Washington University (24th Feb 2021)

By: Dave Mulvihill, Director Informatics, Washington University

Description: Dave will present how Washington University's Tissue Procurement Core (TPC) uses OpenSpecimen’s “Project Tracker” module to streamline biobank "Projects and Requests" - eliminating cumbersome Excels and relying on emails.

 

Past Webinars

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Implementation at University of Maryland

By: Coleen Damcott, Director, University of Maryland Medical (UMM) Biorepository

Description: Coleen talks about the implementation of OpenSpecimen for high throughput specimen collection and integration with Hamilton BiOS robotics freezer.

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CAP Accreditation at University of California (Davis)

By: Irmi Feldman, Biorepository Manager, University of California (Davis) Pathology Biorepository

Description: Irmi talks about OpenSpecimen implementation at University of California Davis Pathology Biorepository and how they achieved CAP Accreditation.

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Implementation at Washington University

By: Dave Mulvihill, Director Informatics, Washington University

Description: Dave talks about OpenSpecimen implementation at Washington University at the enterprise level.

Biobanking Conversations

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Gavin Higgins (Project Manager, Victorian Cancer Biobank)

Description: Gavin talks about how he got into biobanking and his typical day at the biobank. He also describes the impact of the Corona pandemic on the biobanking industry.

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Irmi Feldman (Biorepository Manager, University of California, Davis)

Description: Irmi is working for more than a decade at the University of California, Davis. She talks about the day to day challenges and how they achieved CAP accreditation in Jan 2015.

Case Studies (See All)

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Mouse Biospecimen Management at University of California Davis 

Description: The  Mouse Biology Program (MBP) of the University of California, Davis (UCD) is the largest academic program in the world. MBP is a member of the NIH-funded Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Centers (MMRRC). The network collects and characterizes gene-modified and genetic knockout lab mice, and makes them available to 800 researchers at over 400 institutions in 42 countries around the globe.

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Victorian Cancer Biobank Manage 400,000+ Biospecimens With OpenSpecimen

Description: The Victorian Cancer Biobank network consists of five tissue bank sites and four repositories across a network of 26 hospitals within Victoria. They provide a diverse range of tissue and blood products to support local, national and international research communities.

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Johns Hopkins OpenSpecimen Adoption Over the Years

Description: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine adopted OpenSpecimen in 2016 as a scalable solution for biospecimen information management. They are currently managing about 391,720 specimens for 38,813 study participants in OpenSpecimen.