CRS4 has focused for a long time on activities that aim to respond to the data management challenges generated by high throughput acquisition systems with continuously increasing sample size and data volumes.
Among the first results of this line of activity is the collaboration with the Open Microscopy Environment (OME) international consortium in the creation of open source tools for the flexible management of experimental biology data. An early result is the OME Research Object (OMERO) platform, presented in 2012 in an article on Nature Methods.
- Chris Allan, Jean-Marie Burel, Josh Moore, Colin Blackburn, Melissa Linkert, Scott Loynton, Donald MacDonald, William J Moore, Carlos Neves, Andrew Patterson, Michael Porter, Aleksandra Tarkowska, Brian Loranger, Jerome Avondo, Ingvar Lagerstedt, Luca Lianas, Simone Leo, Katherine Hands, Ron T Hay, Ardan Patwardhan, Christoph Best, Gerard J Kleywegt, Gianluigi Zanetti & Jason R Swedlow. OMERO: flexible, model-driven data management for experimental biology. Nature methods 9 (3), 2012: 245-253