Service Request: OpenSpecimen

OpenSpecimen (formerly caTissue) is a bio-bank management tool used to collect, manage, process, annotate and distribute bio-specimens and associated data to selected users.  At Johns Hopkins, OpenSpecimen is currently being used in Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Oncology.

OpenSpecimen offers a comprehensive feature set, including:

  • Biospecimen collection, inventory, and tracking
  • Ability to track specimen events (thaws, spins, etc.)
  • Customizable support for storage containers (i.e. freezers, shelves, racks, boxes, position)
  • User-definable forms for patient, collection event, and specimen annotations
  • Flexible specimen ordering and distribution workflows
  • Graphical custom report builder
  • Integrated bulk loading capabilities for existing data
  • Support for multiple biorepositories and locations

Mailing List:

If interested in using OpenSpecimen at Johns Hopkins, please contact Pam Murray and join the Prospective OpenSpecimen Users Mail List to stay abreast of OpenSpecimen developments at Johns Hopkins: Subscribe

To see a summary of OpenSpecimen statistics and users at Johns Hopkins, click here.

Related Links:

OpenSpecimen Handout

Frequently Asked Questions