BSI tracks the entire specimen life cycle, including receipt, assessment, storage, processing, shipping, and destruction.
An unlimited number of repository sites can be virtually tracked with separate location hierarchies with easy one-click processing tasks.
BSI can also process specimens on a task-by-task basis, track derivative creation and lineage, and import delimited files into editors throughout the system, as well as integrate with other systems using BSI Hub and our extensive web service API.
Functionality includes the ability to receive your specimens, verify their contents, and document discrepancies.
Ensure data validity via BSI’s three-tiered data quality control processes that can be tailored to your specific business rules.
Configurable, scalable storage containers and their contents can be easily tracked within BSI.
Changes to specimen and subject records are recorded in history reports, which detail who made the change, when the change was made, and the old value versus the new value.
Protection of patient data is a primary concern of BSI.
BSI helps you promote GLP/GMP/GCP standards within your users’ institutions. Evidence of the system’s validation can be provided in the form of validation plans, summary reports, etc. In addition, BSI follows the ISBER and NCI Best Practices Guidelines for biospecimen tracking systems. The system also provides a role-based security structure, allowing administrators to strictly control user access and permissions by study. IMS-hosted BSI servers are housed at our FISMA moderate data centers and are NIST compliant.
BSI allows you to track specimen-related patient and informed consent data in a flexible interface where data is defined dynamically and can vary by study, allowing you to customize data fields. Only authorized users can view and edit the data, allowing you to restrict access to PII.
Validated, 21 CFR part 11 and Annex 11 compliant application which meets FDCC, HIPAA and HITECH regulations.
Single Sign On (SSO) capabilities available and patient data is encrypted at rest.
HIPAA-compliant system that uses a combination of data linkage and verification to provide a mechanism for data security and accuracy.
BSI offers opportunities for collaboration with external organizations, as well as internal groups within the database.
BSI Engage is a web-based portal that provides an easy-to-use interface to submit requests and report on specimen activity in BSI. This interface, accessible via any web browser, is ideal for users who do not need all of the functionality available via the BSI desktop application.
BSI Hub provides an avenue for remote repositories, labs, collection centers, and other biobanks in your network to submit their specimen inventory data to a simple web site to be loaded into BSI. BSI Hub promotes centralized tracking and data harmonization across a network of repositories.
BSI’s web services API, BSI Connect, enables connectivity between BSI and external systems regardless of platform or programming language.
BSI has successfully integrated with numerous systems including:
View the BSI API documentation.