BRISSkit - Biomedical Research Infrastructure Software Service kit
BRISSkit is funded by the JISC UMF Shared Services and the Cloud Programme. Its main aim is to design, deliver and begin to exploit a national data hosting service for researchers in the field of Biomedicine and Bioinformatics. Components will be provided based on open source developed solutions which can be hosted externally where appropriate and accessed securely over the JANET academic network.
About the project
At the heart of BRISSkit sits two data warehouses, one inside a hospital infrastructure, and the other outside. The data warehouse in the hospital can have sensitive patient data stored in it, this can range from questionnaires to clinical data. The external data warehouse will have anonymised versions of the patient data on it (pushed from the hospital side), allowing researchers to analyse clinical data while maintaining patient confidentiality.
The service is being developed in partnership between the University of Leicester and the Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit based at the Glenfield Hospital in the University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust.
You can keep track of what we are doing by checking out our project blog!
We held a workshop in Leicester on Thursday 19th January 2012 - see details.
Further information about the project can be found at the links below and at the BRISSkit community website.