UI BioShare application screenshot


UI BioShare manages and houses human subject research specimens together with associated clinically annotated subject data within a single software application.

UI BioShare allows for lab/repository privacy and security while providing a single location for prospective collaborators to query for global level/aggregate subject and specimen counts.

Service access

UI BioShare features

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Easy to use


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Foster collaboration

One system in which to create and control project's details, data and users

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Web-based access

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Integration UI BioShare

Integration with electronic health records demographics data



Secure application with data auditing and back-ups

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Further integration

Future plans include integration labs, diagnoses, medication



Standardization across projects by establishing consistent data models and unified workflows


Basic services

  • Overview training
  • Hands-on training
  • Initial research study consulting
  • Troubleshooting support use of platform
  • System maintenance
  • Data back-ups

Advanced services

  • Project management
  • Custom data collection
  • Form building
  • Data cleaning
  • Data migration


University of Iowa faculty, staff or students

*Must be participating in the collection and management of human subject related research collecting biospecimens and repository related data.

* Access to human subject data required Human Subjects Office (HSO) Citi training and Institutional Review Board (IRB) study approval.



Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Drop in support

  • Mondays, 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m CST
  • Wednesdays, 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. CST
  • Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST

Join us here for a zoom virtual drop in.


One-on-One or Group training sessions

  • Data entry
  • Navigation
  • Report and query functionality with Qiagram

Service costs

Basic services: Free

Advanced services: $85.00/hour


Application snapshot

UI Bioshare venn diagram with icons showing patient data and specimen data that can go into UI BioSHARE.


Help the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa continue making new strides in medical research by citing the NIH CTSA program grant UM1TR004403.