TIES has come through again and revamped the case set look and options for version 5.65. Case sets are used to help researchers manage their reports and then submit orders. Each case set is also associated with a research study, so it is easy to manage case sets between multiple studies. Case sets can be submitted as material request orders if the researcher so desires. The researcher can also provide any additional order-specific information for each item when submitting the order to the registered honest broker on that study.

As part of the new release, we thought we would give you a more in depth look into what the new case set features.

Before the main case set options included submit, delete, annotate, and export. Now, the new look is smoother, with vibrant colors that makes finding the right option easier. These options include, open, annotate, download, and remove. While the tools might have different names, they still do the same things. For example, you can still export your documents by clicking on download. The new case set options just make navigation more accessible.

Case sets can now be filtered by using a google-like search bar. Here you can type in the name, creator, or status of the case set. There is even a new right click drop down menu that features open, annotate, download, rename, make a copy, and remove. This helps speed up the process when you just want to add or change a specific annotation within a single case set.

Case sets are now grouped by individual patient. This way, you can search for all of the reports under a specific patient and have them all grouped in the same place. This makes annotation a breeze for collaborating with other colleagues. In addition, it helps when doing studies where patient progress or diagnosis is essential to the research.

Another great addition is the chat-like annotation box. This feature lets you annotate anything you can think of while creating a time stamp with the date, time, and your name printed next to your annotation. Now, anyone on your study can see who wrote what and when while viewing the main report.

There’s even a new toolbar for case set reports that makes copying an item, removing an item, and moving an item easier than ever before. Placing an order for a specific tissue sample is also just a click away, too.

With all of these new features, finding the right tissue sample for your research has never been more efficient. TIES hopes to continue to make its software practical and simple to use.

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What would you like to see change in the future? What are you most excited about with the new case set features?