RI Witness IQ™ Solution

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Intelligent oversight, greater transparency, tailored metrics

RI WitnessTM electronic witnessing system is giving fertility clinics a higher level of confidence, efficiency and trust in laboratory sample safety.8,12

With RI Witness IQ, you can take the next step beyond witnessing with intelligent data collection and analysis for the transparency that clinics need for enhanced fact-based laboratory management.


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Make your data work for you.

The proven confidence, efficiency and trust delivered with RI Witness

Electronic witnessing is now an established and proven methodology that has led it to become the global gold standard for mismatch avoidance. RI Witness electronic witnessing system is the cornerstone solution for sample safety, efficient workflow management and as an auditing tool for quality control for fertility clinics.

RI Witness in your clinic builds on the trust your patients have in you. It helps provide you and your team confidence that everything is as secure and efficient as possible.

Unlock the potential of the data

Today’s busy fertility clinics accumulate copious amounts of important data in their day-to-day operations but require more support to collect and interpret data insights that may help improve laboratory performance.

RI Witness IQ is intelligence at your fingertips

Designed to meet the demands of your busy clinic, the RI Witness IQ easy-to-use dashboard offers bespoke reports based on real-time lab monitoring, intelligent data collection and analysis. For greater transparency for intra-lab and clinic group comparisons, RI Witness IQ helps transform clinical insights into well-informed decisions for improved fact-based lab management and clinical proficiency

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Intelligent Oversight

Automated and intuitive tracking simplifies administrative workflow with time-saving data collection and analysis. Review and deliver relevant, actionable and integral clinical insights for quality assurance and continuous improvement to drive better outcomes.

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Greater transparency

Advanced lab monitoring for real-time data within clinics and clinic groups enables clearer and comparable insights. Reinforce consistency in laboratory SOPs, create accurate benchmark targets and identify training opportunities for improved clinical performance

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Tailored metrics

Helps to optimize lab management with customizable reports on selected lab metrics to ensure access to meaningful data insights. Streamline workflows, implement lab protocol changes and helps achieve better outcomes based on well-informed decisions.

New features with the RI Witness IQTM Solution

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Bespoke reports

RI Witness IQ’s advanced real-time lab monitoring helps you gain valuable insights into your clinic’s laboratory performance. Monthly bespoke reports tailored to your clinic’s needs give you access to the metrics that matter most. Learn more about your clinic’s strengths, pinpoint training opportunities and individualize laboratory benchmark targets to create consistencies across lab working areas and clinics within groups for improved clinical efficiency.

Easy-to-use dashboard

RI Witness IQ’s user-friendly dashboard gives your management team a realistic overview of all the workings of your laboratory. In a convenient platform, review key witness points, time interval analysis and conduct deeper investigations into specific areas of interest. With greater transparency to review historical data,
evaluate new processes, products, and consumables, RI Witness IQ simplifies administrative workflow and gives your management team easier access to discover the data insights necessary to make well-informed decisions

RI Witness IQTM Solution – take a step beyond witnessing


RI Witness IQ is a cloud-based solution offering access to group-wide data to help automate internal workflows, strengthen SOPs and improve efficiency


RI Witness IQ allows clinics to monitor internal processes across labs. It is now possible to track and monitor time intervals of processes, witness points of different locations and operators. Increased process monitoring can help clinics evaluate their witness points to enable accuracy in protocol parameters.



Access to your own individual dashboard, providing you the ability to customize data output and reports featuring the data that is important to you and your clinic. From the customized dashboard, reports can be emailed directly to relevant stakeholders to help support internal knowledge building.


With RI Witness IQ, witness points will be visualized and presented as witness maps (flow charts). This may give an overview of date and time of witness point steps, duration of processes and the overall flow of these processes.

Put your data to work for you

Upgrade to the RI Witness IQTM Solution for greater transparency and the potential of improved clinical proficiency and laboratory management

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Product Specifications

Work AreasOne work area required for each critical working location. Microsoft Windows based PC or Tablet needed for each work area. Readers available heated or unheated. RFID reader frequency: 13.56MHz
Barcode Compatibility (Traceability)Compatible with GS1 barcodes (GS1-128)
Barcode Scanner (Traceability)Compatible with USB (Keyboard wedge) fixed and hand held scanners
Camera Compatibility (Imaging)Research Instruments’ DC1 & DC2, Analogue cameras
RI Witness™ Manager (Client Software) PC System RequirementsOperating Systems: Windows 11, Windows 10
Server / Network RequirementsMicrosoft SQL Server required (not supplied). Network Point required for each work area

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Brochures, Catalogs & Flyers

1.  Thornhill A, Orriols Brunetti X, Bird S, (2013). Measuring human error in the IVF laboratory using an electronic witnessing system. 17th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Infertility, Lisbon. 1 Thornhill A, Orriols Brunetti X, Bird S, (2013). Measuring human error in the IVF laboratory using an electronic witnessing system. 17th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Infertility, Lisbon.

2. Townsend N, Ah-Moye M, Bunyan K, Engley S, Evans D, Glover L, McClure A, Ogutu D, Richardson L, (2016). Can electronic witnessing with RFID tags safeguard patients and mitigate risk in an IVF laboratory?

3. Sanges F, Maggiulli R, Albricci L, Romano S, Scarica C, Schimberni M, Giallonardo A, Vattraino G, Ubaldi F, Rienzi L, (2013). Implementing an electronic witnessing system into a busy IVF clinic- one clinic’s experience.

4. Patel B, Schnauffer K, Gregoire, Kingsland CR, Troup S, (2013). An investigation into the efficiency of RFID electronic witnessing compared to manual witnessing.

5. Department of Health (2004). Independent review of the circumstances surrounding four adverse events that occurred in the Reproductive Medicine Units at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. [online] London. Available at: http://www.who.int/patientsafety/information_centre/reports/Independent_review_Leeds.pdf [Accessed 12 May 2017].

6. Research Instruments Ltd. (2005). Test Report on Mouse testing of RFID Tagging System “IVF Witness”. Certificate of Analysis (Ectors, FJ, August 2005, GIGA Université de Liège,Belgium) Certificate of Calibration (Wragge-Morley, B. ETC, UK, May 2005) Certificate of Analysis (Pearce, J, May 2007, Embryotech, Wilmington USA)

7. Obradors, A. (2016). How can we mitigate the risk of error in the IVF Lab?

8. Forte, M., Faustini, F., Maggiulli, R., Scarica, C., Romano, S., Ottolini, C., Farcomeni, A., Palagiano, A., Capalbo, A., Ubaldi, F. and Rienzi, L. (2016). Electronic witness system in IVF – patients perspective. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 33(9), pp.1215-1222.

9. Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussels. (2020). IVF Witness in 2019, Internal Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussels presentation: Unpublished.

10. Mental health in the workplace. (2017). World Health Organization. [online] Available at: https://www.who.int/mental_health/in_the_workplace/en/.

11. Cooke, S. Low-risk laboratory management. In: Organization and Management of IVF Units: A Practical Guide for the Clinician. Eds: SD Fleming & AC Varghese. New York. Springer. 2016; Chapter 7: pp115-152.3. World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/mental_health/in_the_workplace/en/

12. CooperSurgical. (2020). Nurture Fertility Report Increased Productivity Following the Introduction of RI Witness™. 

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a generic term for technologies that use radio waves to automatically identify objects. Labels with tiny microchips embedded in them are attached to all plasticware such culture dishes, test tubes and patient identity cards before being assigned to a patient. These microchips are read by the RI Witness readers. There is no need to directly scan the labels, the whole process is automatic and many tags can be read simultaneously.

RI Witness uses RFID tags and a reader. The reader sends out electromagnetic waves and the tag receives these waves. The RFID tag draws power from the field created by the reader and uses it to power the microchip’s circuits. The microchip then modulates the waves that the tag sends back to the reader and the reader converts the new waves into digital data.

RI Witness uses a radio frequency similar to the signals received by your car radio. We have organised exhaustive independent Mouse Embryo Assay (MEA) studies to demonstrate that RI Witness RFID does not have any detrimental effect on the development of embryos. These tests used radio waves which are 700 times stronger than those used by the actual product.

The most significant difference is that barcodes use line-of-sight technology. That is, a scanner has to “see” the barcode to read it, which means it is necessary to orientate the barcode towards a scanner for it to be read. Barcode systems therefore rely on the user remembering to confirm patients’ sperm, oocytes and embryos match. This can be prone to human error, and if not done correctly, can give a false record.

RFID, by contrast, doesn’t require line-of-sight. Tags can be read as long as they are within range of a reader. In addition, multiple RFID tags can be read at the same time, meaning that several items can be identified together. RI Witness uses this ability to automatically check everything that is brought into the working area.

RFID technology provides a level of security that can eliminate human identification errors. It monitors everything in every work area, every second of every day. It also offers an extremely large number of unique identities (UID). This means that each sample container can has its own UID and that procedures can be tracked in detail. The system knows exactly what has happened to the samples and which containers were used. The communication between tag and reader is very secure.



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