|Developer(s)||openCDMS Developer Team at University of Manchester|
|Initial release||October 8, 2008(1.6.19)|
[ (December 4, 2014 ) ±]
|Type||Laboratory informatics software|
|License(s)||GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0|
|Website||opencdms.org (archived version)|
openCDMS was a free open-source clinical data management system designed "to enable clinical researchers to manage the full life cycle of their clinical research project, from design through to archiving, without any specialist knowledge of databases or IT systems."
Development for openCDMS began in May 2005 at the University of Manchester but originally as the program PsyGrid, a U.K. Department of Health-funded e-science project dedicated to aiding in the treatment of psychotic disorders with underdeveloped evidence base. On September 1, 2008, PsyGrid was renamed to openCDMS and its scope expanded due to "the growth of the PsyGrid system and its continuing adoption across many health domains." With this move, the software was freely opened up to the public under the GNU Lesser General Public License. On October 8, 2008, the first open-source version of openCDMS was released to the public. The software continued to be developed by the University of Manchester, which also hosts openCDMS systems for medical research organizations in the U.K.
In September 2013, the University of Manchester declared that it would be shutting down its openCDMS system by the end of 2014, and presumably with it development of the software. Version 1.10.2 was the last public release, made on December 4, 2014.
NOTE: In late 2018 or early 2019, a new project appeared on the opencdms.org domain, called OpenCDMS, "the free and open source climate data management system." This software presumably has nothing to do with the prior openCDMS clinical software.
Features of openCDMS included:
- role-based security
- compliance with numerous regulations and standards
- audit trail
- data control system
- electronic signature support
- alarms, alerts, and reminders
- data import and export
- study definition
- clinical trials tools
In order to install openCDMS, you required:
- Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 or greater
Videos, screenshots, and other media
Entities using openCDMS
- "openCDMS - Release Notes". University of Manchester. http://www.opencdms.org/release-notes. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- "openCDMS - The open source clinical data management system". University of Manchester. Archived from the original on 01 January 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140101113244/http://www.opencdms.org/. Retrieved 04 June 2019.
- "openCDMS - About". University of Manchester. Archived from the original on 11 June 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100611042421/http://opencdms.org/about-us. Retrieved 04 June 2019.
- "PsyGrid is now openCDMS". University of Manchester. 25 September 2008. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131023121731/http://www.psygrid.org/technology. Retrieved 04 June 2019.
- "openCDMS - Features". University of Manchester. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141010071411/http://opencdms.org/features. Retrieved 04 June 2019.