Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation, Inc.

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Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation, Inc.
Type Non-profit corporation
Industry Informatics
Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 900 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Number of locations 3
Area served United States
Products LDMS, HAWS
Employees 350[1]
Subsidiaries Frontier Science Scotland Ltd.
Frontier Southern Europe
Frontier Science Foundation - Hellas
Website FSRRF.org
LDMS.org
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/55505

Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation, Inc. (FSTRF) is a non-profit research foundation that advanced the use of data management techniques in science. The foundation also develops and maintains laboratory informatics software systems.

History

FSTRF was founded in 1975 "to advance the application of statistical science and practice and data management techniques in science, health care, and education."[1]

In 2001, a subsidiary Frontier Science Scotland Ltd. was incorporated. Two other subsidiaries were created in Europe later that decade: Frontier Southern Europe in 2005 and Frontier Science Foundation - Hellas in 2007.[2]

Technology and products

LDMS and HAWS

LDMS is a laboratory information management system "used by clinics and laboratories around the world to manage specimen tracking, inventory storage, specimen shipment, and much more."[3] The software can be installed locally on Windows or used as a web-hosted application.[4]

HAWS (HIV Algorithm Workflow System) "is an application for managing the workflow and data capture processes associated with HIV studies."[5] The software integrates with LDMS.

Features


Product: LDMS
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[4]
Sample tracking?Y[4]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[6]
Task and event scheduling?Y[7]
Option for manual result entry?Y[8]
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[8]
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?Y[8]
Query capability?Y[7]
Import data?Y[8]
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?Y[8]
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?Y[4]
Inventory management?Y[4]
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[9]
QA / QC functions?Y[8]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?Y[8]
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[8]
Data encryption?Y[8]
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[7]
Report printing?Y[6]
Label support?Y[6]
Barcode support?Y[6]
Export to PDF?Y[6]
Export to MS Word?Y[6]
Export to HTML and/or XML?Y[6]
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[6]
Modular?Y[6]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[6]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[8]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Messaging?
Multilingual?
Network-capable?Y[4]
Web client or portal?Y[4]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[4]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
general

Pricing

Pricing information is not publicly available.

Demonstration videos and other media

The following demonstration videos are available for LDMS:

Additional information

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Frontier Science". Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation, Inc. https://www.fstrf.org/intro.html. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. "Frontier Science Scotland". Frontier Science Scotland Ltd. http://www.frontier-science.co.uk/index.php. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  3. "LDMS". Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation, Inc. https://www.ldms.org/. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 "LDMS for the Web". Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation, Inc. https://www.ldms.org/products/ldms/web/. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  5. "HAWS: The HIV Algorithm Workflow System (HAWS)". Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation, Inc. https://www.ldms.org/products/haws/. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 "LDMS User Manual". Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation, Inc. 2014. https://www.fstrf.org/apps/cfmx/apps/ldms/ldmsManual/webhelp/index.html. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Laboratory Data Management System" (PDF). Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation, Inc. 2013. https://www.ldms.org/downloads/LDMS_Windows_Overview.pdf. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 "LDMS User Manual" (PDF). Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation, Inc. 30 August 2016. https://www.ldms.org/resources/ldms/windows/LDMS_User_Manual.pdf. Retrieved 05 October 2016. 
  9. "LDMS: A web-based specimen management tool for laboratories" (PDF). Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation, Inc. 2015. https://www.ldms.org/downloads//LDMS_Web_Overview.pdf. Retrieved 21 March 2016.