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.

User Acceptance Testing

We want to be clear and transparent with you so here’s some of the paperwork around testing, standards we comply with and how to undertake acceptance testing. Standards and testing » Attribution: Nhan Ngo / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)  

By | October 2nd, 2020|Project Delivery, Testing|Comments Off on User Acceptance Testing

Reflecting on Project Testing

It seems the last few months have been an endless round of testing. Our Spinnaker Platform has gone through multiple iterations as we adapted it for each Covid-19 Study that joined REMAP-CAP. To be honest it's been a testing year of software testing! Testing takes patience and attention to detail. It's time consuming and when it [...]

By | October 1st, 2020|Project Delivery, Spinnaker, Testing|Comments Off on Reflecting on Project Testing

Meet Jess and Emma our Project Managers

Two smart, focussed project managers have joined Spiral recently. It’s very nice to have extra hands on deck to help deliver our Covid-19 projects. Meet Jess and Emma our Project Managers for REMAP-CAP and for ASCOT-ADAPT. Both have come from running IT projects elsewhere and are very familiar with the Agile Methodology we use here [...]

By | September 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Jess and Emma our Project Managers

REMAP-CAP update

The team at Spiral are working many hours to adapt our platform for the COVID-19 Pandemic. One of our projects is in the unique position of enrolling patients with COVID-19 and allocating them to one or a number of coronavirus specific interventions. Relevant Links The REMAP-CAP Global website Chief Investigator, Steve Webb, interviewed about REMAP-CAP [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on REMAP-CAP update

Coronavirus and how we play the adaptation game

We are busy adapting one of our biggest projects to collect data and eventually provide feedback on the best treatment for the novel coronavirus outbreak COVID-19. Coronavirus mutated (or adapted) recently to give us SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 disease. Adaptation is a great skill for a virus - it's a pretty keen skill for people [...]

By | February 19th, 2020|Study Design, Study News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Coronavirus and how we play the adaptation game

The largest ever cardiac arrest trial performed in an ICU setting uses Spinnaker in novel ways!

January 2020 saw the last patient enrolled in the TTM2 Trial. Congratulations TTM2 - the largest ever cardiac arrest trial performed in an ICU setting! The trial has been using our Spinnaker Platform in a novel way, which is what this post is about! Back in 2017 we were approached by Principle Investigator, Niklas Nielsen, [...]

By | February 4th, 2020|Spinnaker|Comments Off on The largest ever cardiac arrest trial performed in an ICU setting uses Spinnaker in novel ways!

REACTOR Published

The Randomised evaluation of active control of temperature versus ordinary temperature management (REACTOR) trial was published inn October 2019. The published article can be read on the Research Gate Website »    

By | December 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on REACTOR Published

CAMERA2 Results Presented

The Combination Therapy for MRSA Bacteremia Effective but Linked to Higher Mortality, AKI Rates Study (CAMERA2) was presented at ECCMID 2019. You can read more about the study on Contagion Live »    

By | December 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CAMERA2 Results Presented

Novel START Published

The Controlled Trial of Budesonide–Formoterol as Needed for Mild Asthma Study (Novel-START) was published in the NEJM on the 23rd of May 2019. You can read the full article on the NEJM website (no subscription needed).

By | December 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Novel START Published

ICU-ROX Published

The Conservative Oxygen Therapy during Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU Study was published in the NEJM on the 14th of October 2019. You can read the full text of the article on the NEJM website. Read more on The Bottom Line

By | December 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ICU-ROX Published