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Event Report: BRISSKit Community Day And Hack Event

Kirsty Pitkin | BRISSKit | November 2, 2012

The BRISSKit Community Day brought together project partners, interested biomedical research groups, developers and domain experts to learn about the BRISSKit toolkit: a national shared service designed to host, implement and deploy biomedical research database applications that support the management and integration of tissue samples with clinical data and electronic patient records. Read More »

OpenSpecimen Streamlines Management of Biospecimen Data

OpenSpecimen is an open source biobanking informatics platform that permits users to enter and retrieve data concerning the collection, storage, quality assurance, and distribution of biospecimens. Its most important feature is the ability to collect high-quality, standards-based data specific to a disease or set of study requirements. OpenSpecimen, previously known as caTissue, was initially developed with U.S. National Cancer Institute funding under the caBIG program. When the caBIG program closed down in 2011, Krishagni Solutions continued the development and support of caTissue while maintaining the open source nature of the product. In 2014, Krishagni renamed the product to OpenSpecimen to indicate that the product can support any disease (i.e. not just cancer) and any specimen type (i.e. not just tissue)...

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