SciCord and Software Security

Need to keep your data secure against unauthorized access, as well as unexpected loss?
SciCord uses multiple layers of security to prevent unauthorized access of data, both from within your organization and outside it. Backups and redundancy insure against hardware failures or corruption.

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Balancing Lab Efficiency with IT and Compliance Requirements

The application provides or facilitates user security, electronic records, electronic signatures, sample management, document editing, document review, document lifecycle, and audit trails. SciCord also produces validated templates, which run on a validated core system to support specific scientific work processes.

The SciCord Platform is a “Closed System” and complies with GxP standards as well as CFR 21 Part 11. Users are subject to restrictions controlling what they can see and edit, as decided by your admin team. These controls can be set once on implementation, or controlled more finely on an ongoing basis.

Data Backups

Backups are made automatically to guard against unexpected hardware failure, data corruption, or tampering. Backups are stored in two separate locations and incremented daily.

Access Control

Data security features, such as user roles and permissions define access and protect sensitive information.

Data Traceability

Comprehensive audit trail, allows users to trace the history of data and sample handling.

Collaboration and Sharing

Enable real-time collaboration among team members, both within and outside the organization, fostering teamwork and knowledge sharing. Securely share data with collaborators or supervisors, ensuring data confidentiality and integrity.

Datacenter Security

SciCord provisions cloud services through the award winning Microsoft Azure platform. Azure meets a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2.

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Password Security

The SciCord solution implements User identity & password maintenance by enforcing several security rules:

  • Enforces non-trivial passwords (password strength criteria are set via a configurable system-wide setting).
  • Enforces periodic change of passwords (password-expiry period is set via a configurable system-wide setting).
  • Account lock and screen lock after a certain amount of invalid authentication attempts (parameter is set via a configurable system-wide setting).

Screen Lock

The application provides a “screen-lock”-like functionality that requires User password challenge after a configured amount of time of no activity on screen (mouse or keyboard movement)

Roles and Permissions

The SciCord Solution implements a matrix of roles and permissions to restrict access to system functionality based on role.  SciCord provides 10 default roles including Scientist, Supervisor, and Reviewer. Customer-specific “Custom” roles may also be defined.  Each role is then assigned a set of permissions to enable activities to be performed such as document review.

SciCord also implements a claims functionality which can restrict activities at a granular level. For example, trained users are granted a “claim” indicating training has been completed. Only trained users may access an instrument or methodology.

Data Security

Data is stored securely on the Microsoft Azure platform. All data transmitted by or stored in the SciCord Solution is encrypted (in transit and at rest).

Data backups occur at:

  • Two physical locations
  • Incremental Daily – retained for 30 days
  • Full Weekly – retained for 4 weeks
  • Full Monthly – retained for 12 months

SciCord also conducts routine Penetration and Vulnerability testing, contracting expert third-party organizations to execute penetration tests and vulnerability scanning to manage security risks.


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Don’t take our word for it. We exceed our client’s demands everyday to make their research and discovery process simpler and more efficient.

“Not a day goes by where I don’t reflect on how much easier your system makes this job.”
“We have been audited by FDA twice and they had no concerns about the system nor any findings.”
– Deb Carr, Director, IPD
“The implementation was quite smooth. The team came onsite and worked in parallel with our IT team.”
“Really cool to have data and CofA in the same system. I’ve used other solutions which require access to multiple systems to get the full picture.”
– Radu Mihaila, Director CMC at GBT & Pfizer
“[After sales support is] consistently excellent. They respond quickly, investigate thoroughly, and they can explain everything in a way that we understand and can convey.”
“My experience with the entire team (US & Europe) has been amazing. They are just a phone call away. My work has never suffered because of the lack of the support from their team.”
-Indu Chowdhary, PhD
“In a head to head competition, SciCord was 3x more efficient at documenting a typical work process than [competition]. A complete ‘Assay’ work process required 60 minutes in [competition], while only 20 minutes in SciCord!”
“Very impressed with the Demo. We actually had a call with another vendor just after your demo and they didn’t have half of the capabilities that SciCord was able to show.”
“We can scale our production up to 40% thanks to [SciCord].”
“Other LIMS systems are more challenging to implement”
– Radu Mihaila, Director CMC at GBT & Pfizer


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