Department of Computer Science Colloquium
System design and data provenance in prospective biospecimen collection and management
Director of Informatics Research, UCDMC
WHEN:Thu Dec 12, 2013 15:10, 50 minutes
WHERE: 1131 Kemper Hall
HOST: Nina Amenta
Access to high quality biospecimens collected from patients requires interaction with a range of clinical and operational systems and roles. The NWBiotrust system implements a modular architecture that encapsulates requirements for security and data use, and tracks the lifecycle of individual patient-acquired biospecimens from collection through processing, clinical annotation and distribution. This system is built to maintain both module and overall workflow auditability of all stages of an implemented study collection protocol. I will discuss the design requirements for this system, and the challenges involved in implementing systems which cross institutional legal privacy boundaries.