The ICB SHED offers Labmatrix Sample Management

The Institute for Computational Biology (ICB) has partnered with BioFortis to offer LabmatrixTM to all members of the CWRU and affiliated hospitals research community.  Labmatrix is housed inside of the ICB SHED (Securely Held Electronic Data) within the CWRU Secure Research Environment (SRE).  Access is tightly controlled via role-based security and 2-factor authentication.

Web-Based Clinical and Translational Data Management

Driven by the vision of personalized medicine and increased externalization by pharmaceutical companies, life science and healthcare data continues to explode in size and complexity.  Collection and harmonization of disparate clinical, molecular, patient research and biospecimen data is key to effective research, but presents challenges in terms of access, organization, security and compliance. In addition, creating a holistic view of that data is vital so that multiple stakeholders and domain experts are able to collaboratively explore the data and generate scientific insights.

Designed to Cope with Today’s Research and Healthcare Data Sets

Developed to address just these challenges, Labmatrix™ is a web-accessible clinical & translational research management software system used for information management and integration of patient, clinical, specimen, genetic and molecular assay data. With the ability to integrate these data sets in a tightly linked, highly annotated manner, Labmatrix has the kind of flexibility, security and data access control today’s scientists require for information management of biomarker discovery, next generation bio-banking, pre-clinical and clinical studies and translational research efforts.

Biospecimen Management Simplified

Driven by the vision of personalized medicine and increased externalization by pharmaceutical companies, life science and healthcare data continues to explode in size and complexity.  Collection and harmonization of disparate clinical, molecular, patient research and biospecimen data is key to effective research, but presents challenges in terms of access, organization, security and compliance. In addition, creating a holistic view of that data is vital so that multiple stakeholders and domain experts are able to collaboratively explore the data and generate scientific insights.

Qiagram Query Tool – The Power of the Platform

Labmatrix provides a powerful drag-and-drop query interface allowing complex analyses to be performed on data within studies and across related studies (e.g. registries and ancillary).  ICB personnel will work with your lab teams to provide initial Qiagram training and follow-up training as needed.  One trained, lab personnel will be able to apply these skills to future studies.  The examples below are taken from an actual research study in Labmatrix.

Subject's Survival Time and Recurrence Time Calculations
Combining multiple dates, assigning a priority based on data availability/completeness, and calculating survival/follow-up times.

 

Tissue Inventory Treatment
Combining data on multiple treatment modalities which are further combined to generate an overall summary of treatments received

 

 

Learn how to Use Labmatrix Features from ICB Technologists

Our technology experts have created video tutorials for a variety of SHED tools and resources, including Labmatrix.  See these videos below!