Title: The FABRIC environment: Architectural features and Big Data Analytics
Presenter: Don DuRousseau, Director of Research Technology, GW
Abstract: The Flexible Architecture for Building Research Informatics Collaborations (FABRIC) is an informatics platform (in development) which offers a service oriented research toolbox that investigators, clinicians, and patient advocates can use to easily access a wide array of data repositories integrated with customizable query tools. This cloud environment is able to support the rapid formation of dedicated cross-domain research teams, the sharing of raw and de-identified datasets in secured enclaves, and the access to a suite of advanced analytics tools commonly used throughout clinical translational research (CTR). This seminar will focus on some of the architectural features of FABRIC, its connection to the Colonial One HPC cluster, and the integration of the HealthFacts database.