Caisis

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Caisis
CaisisLogo.gif
Developer(s) Caisis Foundation
Initial release 2004 (2004) (2.0)[1][2]
Stable release

7.0.0  (August 15, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-08-15))

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Preview release none [±]
Written in C#, XML, HTML, JavaScript
Operating system Windows
Type Laboratory informatics software
License(s) GNU Public License v2.0
Website caisis.org

Caisis is an open source, web-based clinical cancer patient data management system that seamlessly integrates clinical research functionality.

Product history

According to the development team, work began on Caisis in January 2002 to replace a five-year old Microsoft Access database utilized in the Department of Urology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.[3][1][2] The project actually started out internally as "Valhalla," but as it grew in scope, the course of the project changed. In what is assumed to be the first public open-source release, the software's name changed to "Caisis" and incremented to version 2.0.[1][2] Development has continued since, with increased scope and collaboration from around the world. By 2008, the Caisis Group estimated over 400 users at more than 20 sites in six countries were utilizing Caisis, treating over 200,000 patients in the process.[1]

Version 6.0 was released on February 2, 2012.[4] Among the new features introduced in 6.0 were an improved user dashboard, administrative interface, and analytics interface, as well as the addition of the ability to store user preferences.[4] The latest release is version 7.0, released in August 2017, though it's not clear what changes were made to the software.

The following table shows the dates of various releases. Some dates may be approximate:

Version Release date
1.0–1.1 2002 (as Valhalla)[1][2]
1.2 2003 (as Valhalla)[1][2]
2.0–2.1 2004 (becomes Caisis)[1][2]
3.0–3.1 2005[1][2]
3.5 2006[1][2]
4.0.0 2007[1][2]
4.1.0 2008[1][2]
4.1.1 8 December 2008[5]
4.5.0 19 March 2009[4]
5.0.0 2010[5]
5.0.2 26 October 2010[4]
6.0.0 02 February 2012[4]
7.0.0 15 August 2017[4]


Features

Features of Caisis include[6]:

  • flexible electronic forms
  • clinical documentation integration
  • integrated protocol management
  • integrated specimen banking
  • integrated project tracking
  • data export
  • extensibility
  • robust HIPAA-compliant security

Hardware/software requirements

Installation requirements include:

  • Windows Server above 2000
  • IIS 6 +
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5/4.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2008
  • Windows-based client

Reference the Caisis page or the installation guide for more information.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Some screenshots exist in the "Core Features" section of the wiki.

Access the Caisis demo here.

Entities using Caisis

Over 35 institutions utilize Caisis. For a full list of participating institutions, please reference the Caisis collaboration page.

Further reading

External links

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Fearn, Paul; Carpenter, Jane; Warth, Rainer (20 May 2008). "Caisis allows 22 research groups world-wide to manage clinical and biospecimen data in a single data format" (PDF). Caisis Foundation. p. 10–15. http://www.biobank-suisse.ch/e/sbbs_download/08-05-18_isber_2008_final.pdf. Retrieved 03 October 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Fearn, Paul (10 September 2007). "Caisis 4.0: Re-Designing the Data Supply Chain" (PPT). Caisis Team. p. 15. http://www.pathologyinformatics.org/sites/default/files/apiii/2007/presentations/Fearn/APIII_Caisis4_DataSupplyChainx.ppt. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  3. "Caisis - About Caisis". Caisis Foundation. http://www.caisis.org/aboutCaisis.aspx. Retrieved 03 October 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Caisis - Downloads". Caisis Foundation. 19 March 2009. http://www.caisis.org/downloads.aspx#. Retrieved 03 October 2012. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Caisis Wiki - Known Issues". Caisis Foundation. 1 February 2008. http://www.caisis.org/wiki/index.php?title=Known_Issues. Retrieved 03 October 2012. 
  6. "Caisis - Integrated Clinic and Research Management System". Caisis Foundation. http://www.caisis.org/index.aspx. Retrieved 03 October 2012.