Friday, December 20, 2019

Thanks for your support & have a great Xmas

Silly hats, Pavlova and sand between the toes - it’s that time of year again!
Merry Christmas from all of us at Spiral.

Thanks for your support - Spinnaker was used to randomise over 4,700 patients in 2019!

We are on holiday from the 21st of December and back on the 21st of January. You can check out our holiday hours over on our website »

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Queenstown 2019 winner

The competition we ran for an iPad at the ANZICS-CTG WRF in Queenstown was very popular! Here are our top 3 and a worthy mention.

Our winning picture with the boat had the accompanying caption: Smooth sailing like #Spinnakersoftware #ANZICSCTG

See all 4 photos and captions via our blogpost »

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Win an iPad at the ANZICS Queenstown WRF 2019

Spiral is going to the ANZICS-CTG Winter Research Forum in Queenstown!

We are very pleased and excited to support the ANZICS-CTG community and to attend the forum where we expect to learn more about the trials undertaken by the CTG.  Five of the trials listed on the program are, or will be, using the Spinnaker platform; these are Mega-ROX, Reactor, TARGET, TARGET Protein, and REMAP-CAP.

Cain and Audrey are looking forward to seeing you there!

... and look out for the competition - we will be giving away an iPad for the most relevant photo on Twitter. Competition details »

Tuesday, April 16, 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 privacy from outsider hackers and minimise inadvertent/naive mistakes made by genuine users of Spinnaker.

This is the first of a 4-part security blog that will outline how we do that and hopefully we can provide you with some tips to help you keep things secure too. To address security threats we need to be inwards and outwards looking with our security eyes!

Read more on our blog »

Monday, March 25, 2019

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.

Read more on our blog »

Monday, March 18, 2019


We weep with the families of each person shot in Christchurch and we grieve with our brothers and sisters in the Muslim Community. Te kaha kei roto kei te kotahitanga. Aroha nui.

Monday, February 11, 2019

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.

Read what we talked about »

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lots of kakapo are having lots of kakapo sex

The kākāpō is one of the world's rarest birds, there are only 147 alive today.  kākāpō don't breed very often and this year they are expected to breed in record numbers.

To help with the kakapo program we have adopted Nora.

You can read more about Nora on our blog »