User Manual (Enterprise Edition)

Enterprise Edition of OpenSpecimen is bundled with additional plugins. Below is a comparison of the Enterprise and Community editions of OpenSpecimen:

FeatureDescriptionCommunity EditionEnterprise EditionPaid
Product supportProfessional SLA based support for critical issues, product help, training, server maintenance, and anything & everything related to OpenSpecimen.

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InstallerAutomated installation scripts and pre-configured Tomcat, Apache and MySQL, etc.

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User ManagementCreate unlimited users and assign roles per study per site.


Site ManagementManage multiple sites and institutes to manage multiple biobanks within a single instance OR manage multi-site studies.


Role and PrivilegesUse default roles or create custom roles specific to local use cases, including restricting PHI data access.


Collection Protocols 

Create unlimited collection protocols with the following types:

  1. A longitudinal study with a collection calendar
  2. Prospective study for biobanking
  3. Specimen centric study

Assign users, sites and define screens based on protocol-specific workflows.


Participants and VisitsCollect participant information like demographics, clinical data, and visits information. Attach custom forms and fields at each level.


ConsentsCollect consent information per CP and link it with the distribution process for validation.


Surgical Pathology Reports Upload surgical pathology reports at the visit level. De-identify the reports and lock from future edits.


Specimen ProcessingProcess specimens into one or more child and grand-child specimens. E.g., whole blood is processed to Plasma aliquots. Track processing data and any other specimen level data.


Custom Forms and FieldsCreate new fields or forms based on the study needs using a UI-based form builder (E.g., smoking history, breast pathology annotation, etc). 


Screen ConfigurationsDefine screens and workflows based on the study needs.

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Rapid Data EntryHigh throughput data entry to collect multiple participants, visits, specimens in one-go. Best suited for longitudinal clinical studies with many visits per day.

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Specimen DistributionTrack specimen distribution including invoicing.


Freezer Management

Create any type of freezer (Tanks, -80 Freezers, etc.) with varied sizes & dimensions, restrict containers by protocol or specimen type, and generate reports based on containers.

The system can also be configured to auto-allocate next available relevant positions to store the specimens.


CartsCreate carts (or pick-lists) to shortlist specimens of interest. Share carts with other users and do bulk operations from the cart.


ShipmentsTrack shipments between multiple sites (e.g. collection site to a central repository)


Reporting

One of the most loved features of OpenSpecimen!

Generate reports using UI, save, share, or schedule. Create data-based or count-based reports.


Specimen RequestAllow researchers to submit requests and process requests.

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Specimen Catalog

Publish specimens in an online catalog with researchers and increase the visibility of your collections. Create one or more catalogs using the easy to use UI driven catalog module. 

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CSV ImportBulk import CSVs for every object to add, edit, or delete data.


DashboardCreate dashboard per CP, Catalog, or System with visually appealing graphs and counters. Export dashboard as PDF.


GelsTrack DNA gel loading with the image and its associated specimens.

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Specimen ArrayTrack arrays (TMA) and array slides. Collect array data about any events (e.g., staining) and its associated specimens.

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REST APIsPerform any task or build plugins via REST API to integrate with other applications or instruments. 


AuditTrack every operation including login/logout, add, edit, delete, or query.


LDAP/SAML IntegrationIntegrate with institutional identity provider for better security.

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2- Factor Authentication

Support for two-factor authentication using Duo or Google Authenticator app

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Dropdown managerAdd, edit or delete new dropdown values. (super admin function)

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Label PrintingConfigure label print rules per protocol and include any field. (super admin function)

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REST API invokerInvoke OpenSpecimen REST APIs via browser without any external browser plugins. (super admin function)

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Unhandled ExceptionsView any system errors. (super admin function)

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Paid Plugins
Project TrackerTrack project requests from researchers for specimen processing and distribution, including individual services within the project. Export reports and schedule reminders.

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Supply ManagementTrack inventory of supplies (E.g. kits, tubes, slides, etc) at a site or protocol level. Track expiry dates and stocks.

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Data Validation (edit checks)Create data validation rules per protocol to maintain data quality and generate error reports to improve staff productivity. 

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eConsentsOpenSpecimen's eConsents for Biobanking helps clinical research centers to collect both types of consents - study-specific and broad-based consents.

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/wiki/spaces/DEV/pages/649756703OpenSpecimen's Mobile Application helps Clinical Coordinators collect data from participants using handheld devices like mobile or tablet devices. 

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Integration Plugins
REDCap

Eliminate duplicate data entry by synchronizing patients and visits from REDCap. Synchronize study-specific forms to use OpenSpecimen's Reporting module to query for specimens of interest across data from OpenSpecimen and REDCap.

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OpenClinicaSimilar to REDCap integration.

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Epic (any EMR)

Pull patient demographics from Epic or any other EMR. Can support additional datasets if needed.

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Cerner/CoPathPull surgical pathology reports from CoPath or Cerner (or any other pathology database). 

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Automated FreezerAutomate storage and retrieval of specimens from robotic freezers

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