Academic Research

ACADEMIC RESEARCH

Working in an ever-changing environment with constantly emerging technologies and techniques is challenging. Your laboratory information management system needs maximise lab efficiency, enhance data accuracy and adapt to meet your evolving needs.

In addition, due to the often collaborative nature of academic research institutions you need to be able to securely share selected data with approved users and institutions, whilst protecting confidential information.

Achiever is a flexible, configurable and scalable laboratory information management system (LIMS) specifically designed to assist academic research institutions to successfully manage their biobanks and biorepositories whilst ensuring compliance with the appropriate regulations including the Human Tissue Act (HTA)

Data Security

Role-based access to relevant research data

Collaboration

Share data with collaborators internally and externally

Efficiency Savings

Increase time on actual research, not collating data for collaboration

SUPPORT YOUR BIO-REPOSITORY OPERATIONS

Comprehensive sample tracking software complete with auditing functionality facilitates the initial logging of samples with the ability to register multiple samples en masse whilst the audit trail captures all changes to core sample information such as storage location history and sample movement, to provide a complete chain of custody.

Comprehensive search facilities coupled with integration with barcode scanners facilitate data retrieval and location.

 

MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE

Achiever’s laboratory information management system’s in-built workflow tool maps to your Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to guide users step-by-step through selected processes to ensure the appropriate information is captured at the right time in the processes.  Workflow rules are implemented to ensure users cannot complete selected processes unless authorisation has been granted or specific information has been gathered, thereby enhancing data integrity.  Automated alerts are sent to relevant personnel when due dates are approaching to ensure prompt action.

When dealing with donors and patients in-built consent management is implemented to ensure each sample entered has the appropriate accompanying consent form.  Dashboards are used to highlight any non-compliance.

 

SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION

Confidently share selected information with authorised external or internal collaborators.  Achiever’s sophisticated project functionality comprises role level security and permissions to allow your research teams to select what data to share, to what level and with whom.  Comprehensive security options encrypt identifiable data at source to prevent access by unauthorised users whilst process and data security options prevent unauthorised users from running selected workflows and updating, creating or deleting selected records.

In-built sample request functionality provides a mechanism for external and internal collaborators to request samples or part of a sample.  The sample request process offers complete traceability of each request. its outcome and as the sample is checked out any return information (such as anticipated due date) is captured.  The location history is updated as the sample is checked out to the requestor for a complete chain of custody.

SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

“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.”