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The Biomedical Research Infrastructure Software as a Service Kit (BRISSKit): Technical description

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Olly ButtersORCiD, Dr Becca WilsonORCiD, Emeritus Professor Paul BurtonORCiD



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© 2016 Butters OW et al. With biomedical research becoming ever more computationally intensive, the challenge is to find sophisticated software tools that can keep pace with new requirements, while still being easy to use and secure. We describe a technical implementation of an infrastructure to manage the full research ecosystem from participant management, to data and sample collection, and finally to data storage, interrogation and analysis. This infrastructure, known as the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Software as a Service Kit (BRISSKit, is built on open source solutions throughout, and demonstrates that it is possible for a biomedical research platform to be supplied as a service.

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Author(s): Butters OW, Issa S, Lusted J, Newbury M, Parsloe R, Holden N, Free RC, Beck T, Wilson RC, Burton PR, Tedds JA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: F1000Research

Year: 2016

Volume: 5

Online publication date: 02/08/2016

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 27/02/2018

ISSN (print): 2046-1402

ISSN (electronic): 1759-796X

Publisher: Faculty of 1000 Ltd.


DOI: 10.12688/F1000RESEARCH.8736.1


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