Informatics Systems Research



Coordinating Center, Faceted Data Browser
Domain: craniofacial research. We manage their coordinating center, providing a new data model, data browser (via Chaise/Ermrest) and coordinating data publishing and sharing between 10 project spokes to accelerate craniofacial research.

(Re)Building A Kidney

Coordinating Center, Annotations Viewer
Domain: kidney. We are building their collaboration and data publishing infrastructure including a new Annotations viewer that allows users to zoom into high quality images of kidney cells and create, edit and share annotations.


Data Explorer
Domain: gpcr receptors. We have developed the GPCR Data Explorer to contain data generated during the process of GPCR structure determination. These data will represent the entire process of GPCR structural biology including all associated constructs and related experimental data.


Data Explorer (in development)
Domain: zebrafish. The Synapse project does longitudinal studies of live zebrafish. They need help with organizing the data collection and analysis in a way that can integrate with their hands-on lab workflows.


Coordinating center, data sharing (complete)
The Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN) was a national initiative to advance biomedical research through data sharing and online collaboration. We provided tools to help researchers in multi-site teams to share significant quantities of data across geographic distance and/or incompatible computing systems.

Globus Toolkit

Software development (complete)
The Globus® Toolkit is an open source software toolkit used for building grids. ISRD helped develop Grid computing infrastructure to connect disparate computing resources and allow the sharing of data despite size or security issues. This technology is now used in universities, laboratories, and computing facilities around the world.