Project: Installation and deployment of caBIG – an information management network for cancer research
Duration: Summer 2011 – Spring 2012
Funding: Geisinger Research
Collaboration: Dr. Gerardus Tromp
Phil is working with Dr. Gerardus Tromp, a collaborator at Geisinger Medical Research Center in Danville, on deploying a complex software system called the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid, or caBIG. As a product of the National Cancer Instutute, caBIG was conceived for the purpose of sharing data and knowledge among researchers, clinicians, and patients in order to simplify collaboration and speed research to get diagnostics and therapeutocs from bench to bedside faster and more cost-effectively. The system is multi-tiered, with the front end mostly implemented using JBoss and Tomcat applications in Java, and the backend data management provided by PostgreSQL and MySQL. The entire suite is open software and will require some modification to meet the local needs of Geisinger. Phil will be an integral part of the installation, configuration, modification and and test of the system.