Smart data sharing with the TDCC Do you enjoy data entry? Us neither! We understand that adding information about your sample collections to the Tissue Directory can be challenging. We have been working with commercial laboratory information management systems (LIMBS) providers to develop a little programme that can help you update your collection information more easily. Introducing the TDCC submission API! Application Programming Interfaces (API)s allow database software systems to… Read More »Smart data sharing with the TDCC
October’s API development team update include improving the load performance of the API and learning about what the research community want in terms of the Directory.
What the Development Team worked on in September During September, following preparing the bulk upload API for the first phase of testing, the team have been working on a number of improvements around handling errors. A lot of work has also been done this month with Researchers and Clinicians in order to understand how the Directory can best support their needs. We have run two sessions – a focus group on understanding the barriers… Read More »September 2018: First testing of bulk upload
What the Development Team worked on in August During August, the team have been really busy working on testing the API to ensure that all the ‘test’ and ‘development’ environments work in exactly the same way through full and automated regression testing. There has also been a lot of work to change over environments following an update to tenancies. A number of development changes have still been made alongside the provision of new support… Read More »August 2018: First API changes
July 2018 update Over the past couple of months, we have been making some structural changes to our data APIs in preparation for vendor testing. Some of this work is preparatory and will be built upon further, but it will still provide an early version for software vendors to feedback on. In this blog post we will explain some of these changes and how they should help the biobanks and research… Read More »July 2018: API changes for vendor testing
The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre hosted a meeting between the technical teams of the University of Nottingham and leading international suppliers of Biobanking software. Staff from the Advanced Data Analysis Centre and the Information Services department of the University met with Interactive Software, Infonetica, CSols, Open Specimen and Freezer Works to discuss and agree how sample data could be effortlessly shared. Many challenges remain to be solved but… Read More »Connecting the UK’s Biobanks