The Informatics team is actively working on developing and making available a series of tools, covering Informatics environments, Genomics and Proteomics tools and Knowledge discovery tools.
fabric: flexible architecture for building research informatics collaborations
FABRIC is an environment that offers a service-oriented research toolbox which investigators, clinicians, and patient advocates can use to easily access a wide array of data repositories integrated with customizable query tools. The scalability of the environment allows the replication of its key elements (e.g., Galaxy, REDCap, R, HealthFacts, Office 365) making them available simultaneously to multiple users with varying requirements for data, or its manipulation, analysis, and reporting. FABRIC is a secure research cloud platform that readily interconnects clinicians, researchers, and the patient community across the national CTR network without disruptive alterations to research workflows or patient information finding. Its release is upcoming!
hive: high-performance integrated virtual environment platform
HIVE is a cloud-based environment optimized for the storage and analysis of extra-large data, such as biomedical data, clinical data, next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, mass spectrometry files, confocal microscopy images, post-market surveillance data, medical recall data, and many others. HIVE provides secure web access for authorized users to deposit, retrieve, annotate and compute on Big Data, and analyze the outcomes using web user interfaces.
This tool can be accessed through the Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Department in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Click here.
pathostat statistical microbiome analysis package
PathoStat is a statistical package that performs Statistical Microbiome Analysis on metagenomics results from sequencing data samples. This tool can be accessed through a GitHub repository, and is being integrated into Galaxy (which is an open source, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research, and will be one of the primary tools plugged in to the FABRIC environment). It is also available as an R Shiny app.