OpenSpecimen – Sample Management

OpenSpecimen is an open-source versatile biobank/bio-specimen management tool. The power of OpenSpecimen lies in the ability to manage all biobanking needs in one highly efficient software powerhouse. Highly customizable management of sample collections as well as requesting and distributing individual bio-specimens is only the beginning of the amazing features that come with this biobanking framework.

OpenSpecimen APP

We created three demo users to illustrate the use of OpenSpecimen: Admin, Biobank PI and biobank user.

Admin login credentials:
Username: “admin”
Password: “Login@123”

Biobank PI login credentials:
Username: “branda.boss”
Password: “BrandaBoss123”

DEMO User login credentials :
Username: “s_sommer”
Password: “SandraSommer123”

Link to OpenSpecimen

FAIR Data Point

The OpenSpecimen app has been extended with a FAIR Data Point.
FDP login credentials: The FDP does not require a login to browse the stored information.

Link to the OpenSpecimen FAIR Data Point


OpenSpecimen – Biobank Sample Management made easy

OpenSpecimen also allows users to create and manage catalogues. Such Catalogues can be configured and are obliged to data security. Thus, OpenSpecimen is widely used among biobanks all over the world. The modern web-based front-end interface (Angular/ VUE-Js) follows the highest security standards and still is highly configurable and customizable to improve efficiency and ease of handling.
All named features (except the catalogues) come out of the box and are completely customizable without the need for coding. Admins can access the REST API (Application Programming Interface) for data interactions. The REST API is powered by the Spring Framework and written in JAVA. Database integration is achieved via the reliable Hibernate framework. Data can be accessed, exported, filtered, and imported in many different ways.
An overview of the features is given below: