Collaborative Research and Project Management

Collaborative Research and Project Management

As a biobank or bio-repository institution, managing secure access to restricted information whilst encouraging and facilitating collaboration can be legislatively difficult and time-consuming.

Conduct multiple studies, clinical trials or projects with multiple collaborators, Achiever’s project management functionality provides your users with the tools to define security permissions and levels of access to selected samples, donors and project information.

Data Protection

Controlled role-based access to data

Information Management

One central resource for all project information

Promote Collections

Improved visibility of sample collections


Defining Research and Collaboration Projects 

Define projects such as a biobank, collaborative research projects, clinical trials and studies. Capture detailed profile information including ethics approval details, project oversight officer information, key milestones, objectives and notes. Publish projects to allow other users to view associated information.

Link documentation associated with the project, including signed consent forms, ethical approval documents, presentations, images and spreadsheets of results.

Associate samples and donors with the project either individually or en masse.

Managing Permissions, Security and Access

Access to projects and their associated information, including samples, donors and documentation, is restricted using project role definitions.  Authorised users are added to the project and the appropriate role associated to the user based on the level of access required.

Ability to view associated donor details and informed consent forms is restricted based on role as well as access to selected processes, including sample creation and sample check in/out.

Managing Secure External Collaborator Access 

Offering secure, restricted access to selected external and internal collaborators via the Achiever Collaborator portal.  View and search available samples, request samples including uploading any necessary document including signed material/tissue transfer agreements, manage receipt of the requested samples and view rejected sample requests.  Sophisticated data protection rules and security options protect patient confidentiality.


“The NUHT biobank team then went through a full HTA audit within three days of go-live and received a glowing HTA assessment.

The quality of the donor, consent, storage and tissue viability data massively increases the value of the tissues to researchers.”