About Audrey Shearer

Owner/founder of Spiral, a software development company based in Wellington, New Zealand. Beekeeper, gardener, motorcyclist, vegetarian, I abhor cruelty to animals.

Win an iPad at the ANZICS Queenstown Winter Research Forum 2019

Spiral is running the iPad competition again at the ANZICS Winter Research Forum ! The prize of a brand new, 64Gb iPad which will be presented on the last day of the forum immediately prior to morning tea. Here's what we want you to do: between now and 8am(AEST) on Friday the 16th of August [...]

By | August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Win an iPad at the ANZICS Queenstown Winter Research Forum 2019

Security on Spinnaker

Spinnaker provides registered users with access to data they are genuinely entitled to see but if a user password is compromised, or there is a server data breach, there may be an opportunity for a member of the public to read private patient data. Our aim is to keep your data secure, protect your patients [...]

By | April 16th, 2019|Security, Spinnaker|Comments Off on Security on Spinnaker

4 years on with CAMERA

Earlier this month I was in Melbourne when the results of the CAMERA2 Trial were shared with the Investigators and collaborators on the project. This was one of our early projects and, 4 years on from implementation, it’s been interesting to see how Spinnaker stands the test of time. Many of the core components of [...]

By | March 24th, 2019|Study News|Comments Off on 4 years on with CAMERA

Meet-up with these two smart fellows

Last week I grabbed a corner of Eastbourne cafe, Hive, and spent the day with these two smart fellows who are the real workers bringing you Spinnaker. At Spiral we all work remotely. We don't get to see each other, face-to-face every day so these meetups are special and fun. Last weeks meet-up was a dev-meet-up [...]

By | February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet-up with these two smart fellows

Lots of kakapo are having lots of kakapo sex

The New Zealand night parrot, the flightless kākāpō, is having a bumper year and we are very happy to report that our adopted kakapo, Nora, has successfully mated. Now we need to wait and find out if she lays fertile eggs. The kakapo is one of the world's rarest birds, there are only 147 alive [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|Sponsorship|Comments Off on Lots of kakapo are having lots of kakapo sex

A big thank you for an awesome 2018!

Many thanks to our customers for all your support and feedback this year. Your projects are the reason we come to work each day! Thanks also to our splendiferous suppliers who we depend on to do what we do. You are truly ka rawe! Spinnaker highlights ... Spinnaker was used to randomise over 2,773 patients.  [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A big thank you for an awesome 2018!

Welcome to our newest study TARGET Protein

After the game-changing results of the TARGET Trial, recently published in the NEMJ, comes the TARGET Protein Feasibility Study. And we are delighted to announce we will once again be supplying our Spinnaker Platform for data collection, randomisation and inventory management. You might ask how a feasibility study was able to afford the Spinnaker Platform. We [...]

By | November 22nd, 2018|New projects|Comments Off on Welcome to our newest study TARGET Protein

ANZICS Winter Forum from a Lead Developer’s perspective

Lead Developer, Cain Harland, joined Spiral many years ago and has been part of every web-based development the company has ever undertaken. In 2011, Spiral founded Spinnaker Software and that same year Cain took part in his first clinical trial project, The Heat Trial. He has continued as lead developer for all Spinnaker trials since. [...]

By | October 29th, 2018|Team News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ANZICS Winter Forum from a Lead Developer’s perspective

Results of the ANZICS Winter Research Forum Spiral iPad competition

So many fabulous photos and witty captions from an interesting Winter Research Forum. Thanks everyone for your tweets and hashtags. The results are: Paul Young, @DogICUma  for "Spiral, it must be a sign' Diane Mackle, @DianeMackle   for "Researchers walk on water" Samantha Bates, @saminnz  for "Great to get pier review at the Winter CTG meeting" Mentions: Lee-anne Chapple, @LSChapple  [...]

By | August 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Results of the ANZICS Winter Research Forum Spiral iPad competition

Win an iPad at the ANZICS Sydney Winter Research Forum

ANZICS 2018 Winter Research Forum Spiral is running the ANZICS Winter Forum iPad competition again! The prize of a brand new, 32Gb iPad which will be presented on Tuesday the 28th of August immediately prior to the close of the conference. This is the NEW iPad that supports Apple Pencil! Here's what we [...]

By | August 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Win an iPad at the ANZICS Sydney Winter Research Forum