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Disaster Recovery for Research IT

One topic our customers often consult us on is disaster recovery/business continuance. These are actually similar, yet distinct, subjects. From a high level, one deals with the IT function of rapidly restoring systems to serve the needs of the business. The other deals with the business continuing to operate after a loss of computing resources (while …

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About our parents

As many of you know, TOPAZ was acquired in June of 2016.  We became part of Cultura, which is, in turn, part of Volaris, which is, in turn, part of Constellation Software Inc. Constellation Software Inc is a publicly traded company, listed on the Toronto stock exchange (CSU.TO) with a current market capitalization of $14B and annual revenues of over …

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Regulatory Reporting for Canada

With the 2018 CALAS show approaching rapidly, it seemed a good time to talk about Canadian regulatory reporting!  TOPAZ will be in the Exhibitor Hall at the symposium, so come and say “hello” if you’re attending. Animal Facility Software generally contains a range of features that are agnostic between different countries.  A mouse is a mouse no matter where …

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Affordable Compliance and Facility Management software for smaller sites

TOPAZ and our fellow vendors in the Compliance and Animal Facility Management software market share certain problems with other software vendors in highly vertical, “niche” markets. The software is often complex, and user expectations are high, but the market overall is relatively small (compared to applications for the general public).  The end result of this, in our …

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The New Common Rule

When working with our Human Protocols module users (aka “IRB”) we often encounter questions about the “new common rule” and how the rule changes are supported within Elements.  As you probably know, implementation of the rule has been delayed by the DHHS until (at least) July 19th, but many institutions are wisely gearing up to …

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PRIM&R IACUC18

PRIM&R TOPAZ has been an exhibitor at the PRIM&R IACUC conference for many years and 2018 is no exception. This year our GM, Aaron Plante will be representing TOPAZ at the meeting in Columbus, Ohio.  Aaron will be at the booth in the exhibitor room on March 19th and 20th, so stop by and see …

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Veterinary Management – Using software to improve health and manage cost in the animal facility

Recent releases of TOPAZ Elements have incorporated a number of significant enhancements to the Veterinary Management module and we’re proud to report that a number of our customers are now reaping the benefits of this module as part of their health issue management strategy, integrated with their animal facility management software – TOPAZ Elements. When …

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Welcome to TOPAZ Technologies

TOPAZ Technologies is proud to announce our first foray into the world of blogging.  As part of our website update we plan to focus on providing valuable resources to our customers and others in the Research Compliance and Operations world.  Next year (2019) will be out 40th anniversary, so it seemed high time to start …

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