Do you find yourself unsure about what to do with TIES software or need a reminder for an easy task? Well, TIES has you covered. We have plenty of documentation to help with even your most advanced question.

Logging In

To get started, TIES offers a quick view on logging in, choosing your role, and accessing the TIES software. This quick and easy guide walks you through the startup process.


TIES also explains how to create queries, the difference between dashboard and diagram view, the different types of searches (text and concept), the specific term filters, and gives you a basic rundown of the different dashboard views. The documentation even includes an explanation for the query dashboard and the different report options.

Managing Reports and Case Sets

If you are still uncertain about how using case sets can help you manage the reports and samples you want, there is an entire documentation page and blog just for that. However, if you would like a more specific overview of what managing case sets and orders are all about, then there is a separate documentation page, which explains the procedure, how to order the tissue, the multiple options for researchers creating case sets, and how the honest broker confirms or denies orders.

Manual Annotation

Another great tool that TIES has is our manual annotation tool. This tool allows you to create fields, forms, and write specific questions, answers, and any documentation with just a few clicks of the mouse. The annotations can also be seen by anyone on your research study and are designed specifically to make finding the right samples more efficient. The guide walks users through the different annotation types and explains how to create them.

Administrator Documentation

As an administrator on the TIES software, you might find yourself needing to add new TIES users, edit users, add a new role to a specific study, and approve access for users. Luckily, TIES has a systematic guide for every little administration aspect you might need covered here.

With all the documentation, you should have no problem navigating TIES. However, if you still have issues or have a direct question, TIES always wants to know. Feel free to email us at or visit our forums.

Can you think of anything TIES is missing in their documentation? What would you like to learn more about?