From: Joshua E. Turse <josh**At_Symbol_Here**TURSE.ORG>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Use of Quartzy as Institutional Chemical Inventory System?
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2015 16:57:06 -0500
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You may want to have your schools review Quartzy's terms of use - particularly for PIs that may show interest. I'm not a lawyer, but section 5, part 3 of their terms seems to grant them use of your data, publicly:

On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 10:46 AM, Don Abramowitz <dabramow**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
We use it too for the chemical inventory and it works well. It is also compatible with using your own bar coded labels if so inclined. Since it is easily exportable to Excel, it is easy to sort your information however you wish. And you can't beat the price. We saved a big chunk of change switching from a commercial on-line inventory product to this.

Happy to discuss it directly if you'd like.


Donald Abramowitz
Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA

I use Quartzy to manage my chemical orders and inventory. I love it. It is customizable so I attach SDS sheets and SOP's to the inventory entry so my students have everything in one place. Our EH&S folks have access and download my inventory to load it into theirs. I could not speak as to whether thay are happy with that or not so I think that could use improvement but I am very happy with the way Quartzy's ordering and inventory modules work together.

On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 1:12 PM, Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

If your institution is using ONLY Quartzy to inventory chemicals in labs within a department, and also for separate departments, would you please let me know so I can contact you with some follow-up questions? I watched their video and it seems like it would be great for tracking bio samples (I imagine the life sciences companies who are paying for this realized the cachet it would give this free program) but it was a very brief video and I'm not sure whether it would be good as a one-and-only system.

We probably have on the order of 10-15,000 containers....

Many thanks,

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
413-585-3877 (p)

Marie Ebersole
Chem Prep Room Manager
Wellesley College

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