We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new project management tool called PIP (Provider Initiated Projects) on Genohub! Up to now, Genohub has been a successful marketplace for connecting researchers with next-generation sequencing service providers. Service providers on Genohub have used Genohub’s project management tools to manage hundreds of incoming researcher requests. We’re instituting two new BIG changes:
- We’ve opened up our project management tools to all service providers and CROs. These tools are no longer limited to providers offering sequencing services. If you offer any type of scientific service, you can now use Genohub software to initiate projects, write quotes and manage back and forth project communication at no charge.
- In the past, a researcher would have to inquire about your services before you could start a project. Providers can now start projects and quotes for researchers anywhere in the world.
Here are examples of how this service could be useful to you:
You’re a service provider who handles internal service projects from researchers within your University. You’re tired of using email threads to manage these projects and are looking for a way to send quotes, have researchers upload project specs and have all back and forth communication saved as part of a unique project. Genohub’s PIP feature handles all of that and is available free of charge!
A new researcher or someone you’ve worked with in the past contacts you to start a service project. Using PIP you can initiate a project, write a quote and manage communication with anyone in the world. We’ll only charge you if you elect Genohub to handle invoicing and billing, otherwise it’s free.
To get started, use the blue ‘Start New Project and Create Quote’ button on your Project Dashboard to initiate a project.
Enter the researcher’s information and select whether this project will be managed by you or Genohub. For more details on project management see our provider guide.
Create a quote by clicking the “Edit Quote” button. Your quote can include any service you’d like (e.g. sample preparation, microarray, data analysis, microscopy, etc.) and doesn’t necessarily have to relate to sequencing. Once you’re done creating the quote, click “Confirm and Submit Quote”.
Your confirmation will result in an email notification, giving the client access to the quote. If the client has never used Genohub in the past, an account will be instantly created and login information sent to the client. If you’re not ready to submit the quote, simply save it and come back to it later via your Project Dashboard.
Our ultimate goal is to make all interaction between service providers and researchers as seamless as possible. By opening access to our project tools, we’re reducing the burden of project management so the focus can be on science. If you’re not already using Genohub, sign up today. If you’re already signed up as a service provider you can begin using this tool immediately.