Science Gateways / Portals

A Science Gateway is a community-developed set of tools, applications, and data that are integrated through a web-based portal or a suite of applications. A single gateway can give thousands of users access to current, optimized versions of analysis codes at any time. Codes with a large user base can be used by thousands of scientists through a single installation, rather than through hundreds of local installations. Researchers can focus on their scientific goals without having to know how supercomputers and other data cyberinfrastructures work.

Health Informatics

The ACID lab provides the following services in the area of health informatics:

  • Database design, development and support; electronic data capture for clinical trials, patient registries and data integration across diverse clinical applications.
  • Informatics and data management support for investigator initiated therapeutic trials via OpenClinica, a 21 CRF Part 11 complaint clinical data management system.
  • Support for behavioral intervention studies via REDCap, a secure web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases.
  • Web based patient randomization and web based electronic patient survey support.
  • Web based Sample management application including support for sample storage, shipping and tracking using barcodes.
  • Support for pullback of data from EPIC EMR system into patient registries.

Software Tools Development

Use Case: Wild.ID

Researchers from the ACID lab at SDSC have partnered with Conservation International to address complex domain specific problems in the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) project by leveraging cyberinfrastructure technologies. They provide the entire end-to-end cyberinfrastructure from tools that enable capturing of data in the field to serving the data to a global community of users via the TEAM Network Portal. A number of Cyberinfrastructure tools have been developed as part of this project including Wild.ID, a software application that allows for collection and management of image and associated metadata (including annotations). The Wild.ID application allows researchers to efficiently share data with other users of the software as well as enables automatically syncing with the central HP repository when an Internet connection is available.
Wild.ID software:
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