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BioMedical Research Informatics Delivered by Grid Enabled Services Cardiovascular Functional Genomics - An integrated distributed database facility



BRIDGES will incrementally develop and explore database integration over six geographically distributed research sites within the framework of a large Wellcome Trust biomedical research project. Three classes of integration will be developed to support a sophisticated bioinformatics infrastructure supporting: data sources (both public and project generated), bioinformatics analysis and visualisation tools, and research activities combining shared and private data. The inclusion of patient records and animal experiment data means that privacy and access control are particular concerns. An exploration of index factories accelerating sequence processing will test the hypothesis that the Grid makes a new class of e-Science indexes feasible. Both OGSA-DAI and IBM DiscoveryLink technology will be employed and a report will identify how each performed in this context.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Centre Industrial
Grant Value: £371,600.00
Start Date: 01/07/2003
End Date: 31/05/2005
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: DTI

Project Members
PIOther Members
Prof Malcolm Atkinson
Mr David White
Prof Richard Sinnott (Local)
Prof David Gilbert
Dr Micha Bayer
Mr Magnus Ferrier
Mr Derek Houghton

Collaborating Organisations
Bioinformatics Research Centre (University of Glasgow)
National e-Science Centre
University of Glasgow

Component(s) Project Develops
Data Access Services
Data Mining and Analysis Services
Visualisation Services

Application Area(s) associated with Project


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