SoftMouse Internet Colony Management Software
SoftMouse tracks mice, rats, breeding, pedigrees, cages, litters, complex genotypes, mouselines, transgenic animals.
Ideal for animal technicians and biomedical researchers in laboratories, breeding cores, animal facilities.
Simply the best web-based Mouse Colony Database Software and Mobile Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) IN THE CLOUD.
Try SoftMouse FOREVER FREE Mouse Colony Management Software or PREMIUM.
SoftMouse tracks your mice, rats, breeding, cages, litters.
Access and update your colony data on a mobile device (iPad, Android tablet) right from your animal facility!
SoftMouse is simply the most intuitive online and mobile e-labbook colony management system.
Evolution of the Colony and Breeding Management LIMS Solution Your Digital Breeding & Colony Management Partner
History of SoftMouse DB
Since its inception in 2007, SoftMouse has gone through many iterations and improvements based on client feedback and the growing needs of the mouse research community and associated compliance requirements.
With the deployment of SoftMouse v1 in 2008, the web has changed a lot. Design styles have evolved, web browsers have gone through many iterations, the widespread adoption of tablet devices and smart phones has brought about a whole new medium from which end users access the internet.
Read through the below to get a full history of SoftMouse's evolution over the years!
A very simple database aimed at replacing the error prone spreadsheets that were primarily in use in laboratories to track colony data. The ultimate goal was to provide laboratories with an easy to use, web alternative to allowing for more streamlined colony data and better cost management.
Colony tracking : mice, cages, matings, litters
Basic search and filtering : quickly locate mice of interest
SoftMouse.NET V2 Cloud based
As the web matures and becomes more sophisticated, so has SoftMouse.
As many of our clients have experienced first hand in submitting feedback how SoftMouse has been enhanced with new features over the past few years since SoftMouse v2 first came out in 2011.
With all of the updates that have been made, subtle differences became apparent between the older and newer parts of the database.
Incorporating the feedback we received since the release of v1, SoftMouse v2 was a vast improvement over its predecessor, in both configurability as well as new features. User customized drop down lists, new data sharing features, a full experiment tracking module allowed for SoftMouse to move from a simple spreadsheet replacement to a powerful research tool.
Colony tracking : mice, cages, matings, litters
Search and filter tools : robust search tools to quickly find available mice Experiment tracking: input experimental results for each mouse
Data Sharing : restrict data access to colleagues in the lab with edit and view permissions
Import and Export tools: allow for legacy data to be entered and current data to be exported with the click of a button
SoftMouse.NET V3 Laptop, Desktop and Mobile
Over the past few months, the Iseehear development team has been working on the SoftMouse v3 project to enhance the look and feel of SoftMouse with a more modern and consistent design, layout, style, behavior and page performance.
While the look of SoftMouse will be new, please rest assured that we have kept the main layout and navigation consistent with the database that you already are familiar with.
A fully traceable breeding colony database where colony and study data are centralized and transparently available to all stakeholders involved. Workflows are automated and standardized on one centralized system offering labs complete control over their colonies and studies in order to make timely decisions.
Colony tracking : mice, cages, matings, litters
Search and Filter tools : enhancements to allow data to be quickly aggregated for report generation
Study and Experiment tracking : set up study design and track experimental data associated with cohorts of mice
Data Sharing : manage users permissions and share data on a mouseline by mouseline basis
Import and Export tools : allow for legacy data to be entered and current data to be exported with the click of a button
Upload files : ability to upload data files to individual records (e.g. genotyping gels, histology reports, necropsy reports, graphs and images, etc.)
Colony statistics : quick overview of the health of the colony in numbers
Audit Logging : Automatic logging of all activities performed in the colony, including what changes were made, who made the changes and when
Family tree / pedigree tracer : a visual depiction of mouse lineage across multiple generations
Calendar and task management : Calendar representation of important date and time sensitive information (e.g. wean dates, plug dates, surgery dates, breeding dates, etc.), with email alerts.
Mobile friendly : works on phone and tablet devices to easy access to updating colony data within the facility
SoftMouse.NET V3 Mobile device optimization
With the new SoftMouse v3, we have also optimized SoftMouse for easier display on smaller screen devices.
If you are taking your smartphone or tablet into the facility, you can access your SoftMouse account with the new simplified mobile interface for quicker data entry.
Simply go to www.softmouse.net and the system will auto detect your screen size to ensure it shows you to corresponding interface.
SoftMouse.NET FOREVER FREE
SoftMouse FOREVER FREE Cloud is a limited functionality version of the SoftMouse PREMIUM Single User account and can be used at no cost for an unlimited period of time.
SoftMouse FOREVER FREE users are accorded the same standards of security, encryption and IP protection that our paid subscribers receive.
SoftMouse.NET V4 Release
Over the past few months, the Iseehear development team has been working on the SoftMouse v4 project to enhance not only the look and feel of SoftMouse with a more modern and consistent design, but more importantly, the page performance through upgrades to the SoftMouse engine.
Print Cage Cards added to Cage List: You can now create custom Stock and Mating Cards in the preferences section under the Cage Card header, wherein you can select what parameters will appear on the card, and print from the Cage List
Tail / Tag Age added to mouseline: You can now specify the age in days at which Tagging/ Tail biopsies are performed to Mouselines, and receive a calendar reminder as well as a date column in the Litter list similar to Wean age
SoftMouse for Rats: SoftMouse can be set to the Rats module upon request, wherein menu items and field parameters are tailored for Rat colony management
We added multiple new columns to all lists, Project updates, filtering updates, and usability enhancements
We updated the SoftMouse engine to deliver faster colony management
New Calendar Features
Staying on top of experiments and deadlines is now easier with new calendar features in SoftMouse.
Calendar features include:
Calendar syncing: Sync your SoftMouse calendar to your work calendar (e.g. Google Calendar, Outlook, iCal).
Event history table showing on edit pages: When adding colony records to your calendar events, you now have a full history of the events on the Edit page for the record in question, allowing you to see a full history of all key events associated with the record.
Tail/Tag check box on Litter Edit page now linked to calendar with strikethrough on the event: When marking a Tail Tag date as completed by checking the box on the associated Edit Litter page, the associated Tail/Tag date in your calendar now shows a strikethrough indicating that the task was completed.
Migration to Google Cloud Platform
The SoftMouseCloud v2 has migrated away from our first clouds at NTT America and IBM Cloud to the Google Cloud Platform. The SoftMouseCloud v2 upgrade enables us to integrate with new technologies and SoftMouse.NET CMS features to better assist you with managing your research, vivarium, breeding and mouse/rat colonies.
The SoftMouse Team has also been busy with improvements and new features to enable easier usability and faster inputting of data.
To learn more about the recent and past upgrades please log into your SoftMouse.NET account and click on the Home icon on the menu to read the full details.
On our mission at SoftMouse.NET is to continuously enhance and streamline your colony management experience. The Iseehear development team has been working on the SoftMouse.NET v5 project and are pleased to release 3 new modules:
The new SoftMouse.NET v5 Protocols Module has been significantly enhanced with more automation and usage tracking!
These improvements come with changes on how protocols are assigned to animals and we want to make sure that you have the necessary training for a smooth transition.
Learn more at the SoftMouse.NET FAQ Protocols page: see FAQ
Streamline your task management and communication with the new SoftMouse.NET v5 Requests Module!
This module can be used by individual users as a personal to-do list and by breeding cores and facilities as a service request management tool, and anything in between.
Learn more at the SoftMouse.NET FAQ Requests page: see FAQ
Get a stronger grip on your colony cage charges with the new SoftMouse.NET v5 Per Diems Module!
For labs: use this new module to gain visibility on cage costs between bills received from the facility.
For facilities: set up an automated calculation of the per diems to charge your labs.
Learn more at the SoftMouse.NET FAQ Per Diems page: see FAQ