BRISK--research-oriented storage kit for biology-related data.

TitleBRISK--research-oriented storage kit for biology-related data.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsTan, A, Tripp, B, Daley, D
JournalBioinformatics
Volume27
Issue17
Pagination2422-5
Date Published2011 Sep 1
ISSN1367-4811
KeywordsCooperative Behavior, Database Management Systems, Genome-Wide Association Study, Genomics, Information Dissemination, Information Storage and Retrieval, Internet, Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis, Software
Abstract

MOTIVATION: In genetic science, large-scale international research collaborations represent a growing trend. These collaborations have demanding and challenging database, storage, retrieval and communication needs. These studies typically involve demographic and clinical data, in addition to the results from numerous genomic studies (omics studies) such as gene expression, eQTL, genome-wide association and methylation studies, which present numerous challenges, thus the need for data integration platforms that can handle these complex data structures. Inefficient methods of data transfer and access control still plague research collaboration. As science becomes more and more collaborative in nature, the need for a system that adequately manages data sharing becomes paramount.RESULTS: Biology-Related Information Storage Kit (BRISK) is a package of several web-based data management tools that provide a cohesive data integration and management platform. It was specifically designed to provide the architecture necessary to promote collaboration and expedite data sharing between scientists.AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: The software, documentation, Java source code and demo are available at http://genapha.icapture.ubc.ca/brisk/index.jsp. BRISK was developed in Java, and tested on an Apache Tomcat 6 server with a MySQL database.CONTACT: denise.daley@hli.ubc.ca.

DOI10.1093/bioinformatics/btr389
Alternate JournalBioinformatics
PubMed ID21712248
Grant List / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada