Researchers request specimens from the biorepository to support their research efforts, and the LabWare solution provides the means to track these requests using a structured request management workflow. Each request is tracked throughout its life cycle, enabling automated interaction between the requester and the other personnel and processes involved in the biorepository’s operation.

LabWare provides the flexibility to conditionally require that a request be subject to a formal approval, e.g. by a manager. A biorepository manager can then review the requirements necessary to fulfill the request, subsequently resulting in requests reaching a “ready for check-out” status. Biorepository staff can then be provided with a “pick-list” to show specimen locations enabling the items to be efficiently pulled, packed, and shipped. Each of these steps can be managed and documented in the system.