Happy 40th Birthday to Us!

2019 is the 40th anniversary of the founding of TOPAZ! Our predecessor—GCS— was founded in Norman, Oklahoma in 1979, with the first contract being to provide the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with an animal resource cost accounting system. The company incorporated as GCS (General Computer Systems) in 1981. Census and barcoding capabilities were …

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A Biosafety Webinar!

As described in previous blog posts, the TOPAZ Elements Biosafety Protocols module can make a significant contribution to your compliance activities, make life easier for your PIs, and remove communication friction within and between your compliance committees. To share these exciting opportunities with you, we’ll be hosting a webinar Wednesday, February 27th. During this webinar, we’ll …

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The Silverlight Chronicles

As many of our customers know, the current version of Elements makes use of the Microsoft Silverlight plugin. There is quite a story behind this choice of technology, a story that is now coming to an end as we prepare to release Elements 2019, which removes the need for Silverlight for the Protocols modules (with …

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TOPAZ Reporter – Design Services

TOPAZ Reporter allows you to design and run an infinite range of reports based on your Elements data. To output a simple listing report is quite easy, but often we see customers with very specific report requirements, and sometimes these reports can be rather tricky to produce. This is a reflection of the balance between flexibility, …

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SCAW Annual Winter Conference 2018

TOPAZ is excited, once again, to be attending the SCAW Annual Winter Conference. It’s held in San Antonio every year at the lovely Menger Hotel on the Riverwalk. For us, that’s an easy drive down I-35 from Austin! This year’s meeting is December 3rd-4th. SCAW is The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare, which mainly focuses on outreach …

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