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caTissue Suite 1.2 released

caTissue Suite 1.2 is an open-source, web and programmatically accessible tool for managing biospecimens collected in support of basic and clinical research. Building on the capabilities of previous releases the application helps users manage biospecimen inventory, annotation and sample tracking. It also supports clinical and pathology report annotation and provides query capabilities for researchers to identify and find biospecimens for their research projects. In addition, it features "Dynamic Extensions", allowing Biorepositories to extend the caTissue data model and develop annotations customized for their institution.



The National Cancer Institute's Center for Bioinformatics and Information Technology is pleased to announce the release of caTissue Suite 1.2, a major release of the biospecimen management software developed under the caBIG® program.

Highlights of caTissue Suite Release 1.2.
  • Free text search capability
  • Enhanced public summary page
  • Option to integrate with multiple Identity Providers for user authentication
  • General improvement in overall performance (e.g. page loading times)
  • Several usability enhancements and bug fixes
  • Capability to generate specimen label formats based on individual collection protocols
  • File based, bulk data upload functionality, to load data into caTissue Suite through the user interface
  • Improved query dashboard and option to share queries with other users
  • Calculated attributes and skip logic capability for Dynamic Extensions
  • Improved deployment file structure for easier deployment and navigation for institution customization

Please visit the caTissue Suite 1.2 tools page at the TBTT Knowledge Center for a more detailed summary of enhancements, as well as deployment, user and technical documentation and installable package links.
https://cabig-kc.nci.nih.gov/Biospecimen/KC/index.php/CaTissueSuite1.2

For a complete list of features, please refer to the caTissue Users Guide which is available on the caTissue Suite 1.2 tools page referenced above.

Note: There will be immediate support and help provided to organizations using OP versions of caTissue Suite to upgrade to caTissue Suite 1.2

caTissue Suite 1.2 is an open-source, web and programmatically accessible tool for managing biospecimens collected in support of basic and clinical research. Building on the capabilities of previous releases the application helps users manage biospecimen inventory, annotation and sample tracking. It also supports clinical and pathology report annotation and provides query capabilities for researchers to identify and find biospecimens for their research projects. In addition, it features "Dynamic Extensions", allowing Biorepositories to extend the caTissue data model and develop annotations customized for their institution.

caTissue Suite is built on a common set of open source technologies for ease of installation and maintenance and is interoperable with other caBIG® tools and technologies. A Java-based Application Programming Interface (API) and a caGrid compatible Grid Service is provided for programmatic access to data.

For more information about caTissue, please visit the following site. TBTT Knowledge Center:
https://cabig-kc.nci.nih.gov/Biospecimen/KC/index.php/Main_Page

Should you have any questions, or would need help with deploying caTissue 1.2, please contact TBTT Knowledge Center at