Volume 15 Supplement 2
BioSearch: an in-house developed lab information management system for center of excellence in genomic medicine research
© Karim et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014
Published: 2 April 2014
Databases and biobanks are developed in relation to a research question having its own strategy and specific demands on quality and annotation of the collected samples, resulting in multiple designs according to the different possible goals . Translational research is highly dependent on large series of cases including high quality samples and their associated data.
Materials and methods
In conclusion, “BioSearch” is a platform independent highly flexible web-based user friendly system allowing clinician, researchers and biobank staff to submit, store and retrieve samples and their associated clinical information. In future, we plan to extend its capabilities by implementing new plug-in devoted to experimental research data and bioinformatics for data analysis.
Authors would like to acknowledge the KACST, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Project ID: 10-BIO1258-03 and 10BIO1073-03) for funding the research.
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