Title: A collaborative experimentation environment for biosciences

Authors: E.C. Kaletas, H. Afsarmanesh, L.O. Hertzberger

Addresses: Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ' Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ' Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Abstract: Challenges in biosciences include among others, description and management of the information related to experiments, which utilise advanced technologies for the storage, manipulation, and integration of data that they produce, and high-performance computers and highly heterogeneous, geographically dispersed information sources for the analysis of their results. In this paper, we propose and describe a ||collaborative experimentation environment||. We describe how enabling technologies and paradigms such as Grid, federated information management, virtual laboratories, and virtual organisations can be applied for developing such an environment. The DNA micro-array application case and the domain of biosciences are chosen to exemplify the proposed mechanisms and system.

Keywords: collaborative experimentation environment; Grid computing; federated information management; virtual laboratory; virtual organisation; biosciences; DNA micro-array; information management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2004.005488

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2004 Vol.2 No.3, pp.209 - 231

Available online: 12 Oct 2004 *

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