Modules of the OnCore Enterprise Research System

Biospecimen Management

Easily track biospecimens throughout the entire lifecycle

The biospecimen management module in the OnCore Enterprise Research system helps organizations manage all banking and correlative study operations within one system. This means an organization can easily track, monitor, and report on activities for individual samples, and gain immediate insight into operations at the biorepository-level — all within a centralized, secure system.

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Features:

Inventory Management

Provides centralized control over the entire biorepository at an enterprise-level throughout the lifecycle of the biospecimens and all of their derivative samples. Designed around biorepository operations, the system helps enforce key workflow parameters, such as the capture of donor consent and the standardization of data entry.

Annotation Management

Balancing data entry speed and efficiency with the desire to gather sufficient data is facilitated by configurable biospecimen collection screens. Extensible annotations for structured data and the ability to attach pathology reports, histologic images, and other electronic documents allow the capture of more data over time to satisfy researchers’ increasing data requirements.

Requisition & Distribution Management

OnCore makes it easy to maintain control of data while providing an appropriate level of access to information for a distributed group of people. Working lists help organize tasks by tracking biospecimens to be processed. The Working List feature, in conjunction with integrated barcode printing and scanning capabilities, makes reserving, labeling, checking-in, checking-out, and shipping specimens efficient and intuitive.

Correlative Study Sample Management

In addition to comprehensive prospective banking functionality, OnCore supports the specific needs of correlative research studies with subject calendar-based tissue collection scheduling, visit-specific specimen collection, and processing configurations including laboratory processing and data collection.

Flexible Reporting Capabilities

No data in OnCore is out of reach with three options for report creation. First, OnCore comes with a rich collection of standard reports. Second, a strong search and ad hoc reporting feature offers superb flexibility. Search results from this feature can be used to create working lists of specimens to be processed. Finally, institution-specific custom reports can be created via OnCore’s integration with the third-party report engine technology, JasperReports. Leveraging the built-in access and security controls maintained by OnCore, these reports can be loaded into the system to be produced as needed in HTML, PDF, Excel, CSV, and RTF file formats.

Indiana University

IU Simon Cancer Center Tissue Bank Enhances Operations

Learn how the tissue bank gained greater visibility into operations and streamlined workflows with OnCore.

Biospecimen Video

The benefits of using biospecimen management in OnCore are tremendous. Some of the key ones I’ve enjoyed include the ease of conducting everything from the patient demographics all the way down to the specimen location. Plus, it’s very easy and convenient to track back where those specimens have been shipped.
It’s very easy to use and set up.

Colleen Mitchell
Operations Manager,
IUSCC Tissue Bank and NCRAD
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center