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Title: Developing an open source, reusable platform for distributed collaborative information management in the early detection research network
Authors: Hart, Andrew F.
Verma, Rishi
Mattmann, Chris A.
Crichton, Daniel J.
Kelly, Sean
Kincaid, Heather
Hughes, Steven
Ramirez, Paul
Goodale, Cameron
Anton, Kristen
Colbert, Maureen
Downs, Robert R
Patriotis, Christos
Srivastava, Sudhir
Keywords: informatics
Early Detection Research Network (EDRN)
Issue Date: 8-Aug-2012
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Citation: 2012 IEEE 13th International Conference on Information Reuse & Integration (IRI), Las Vegas, Nevada, August 8-10, 2012
Abstract: For the past decade, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in collaboration with Dartmouth University has served as the center for informatics for the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). The EDRN is a multi-institution research effort funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) and tasked with identifying and validating biomarkers for the early detection of cancer. As the distributed network has grown, increasingly formal processes have been developed for the acquisition, curation, storage, and dissemination of heterogeneous research information assets, and an informatics infrastructure has emerged. In this paper we discuss the evolution of EDRN informatics, its success as a mechanism for distributed information integration, and the potential sustainability and reuse benefits of emerging efforts to make the platform components themselves open source. We describe our experience transitioning a large closed-source software system to a community driven, open source project at the Apache Software Foundation, and point to lessons learned that will guide our present efforts to promote the reuse of the EDRN informatics infrastructure by a broader community.
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