OpenFreezer: a reagent information management software system
The rapid growth of large-scale reagent collections that are necessary for systems-level biological approaches has brought about a concomitant need for extensible and flexible tracking systems to manage such resources. To meet this need, we developed OpenFreezer, an open-source, web-based enterprise software application, which maintains detailed and standardized documentation on common laboratory reagents. OpenFreezer tracks both large-scale reagent collections and individual reagents in a laboratory via a centralized repository that allows for easy access, sharing and management of data across projects and research groups. As such, OpenFreezer will be of interest to researchers in a broad range of laboratories and institutes of varying magnitude.