Managing data and knowledge for the InmunoFlu research project

G. Lopez-Campos, Enrique De Andres, R. Almansa, I. Martin-Loeches, V. Lopez-Alonso, J. F. Bermejo-Martin, F. Martin-Sanchez

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Abstract

The InmunoFlu project was funded during 2009-2011 by the Government of Spain (Biomedical Research Fund-FIS) for the study of the H1N1pdm influenza. It was an integrative project where clinicians from intensive care units (ICUs) across Spain came together with fundamental researchers to analyse at the molecular level the H1N1 infection. The multidisciplinary and geographical dispersion of the participants required the development of data and knowledge management tools. The InmunoFlu database was developed as a tool for the storage of all clinical data from patients associated with the ICUs and for the subsequent clinical annotation of the samples used in the molecular analysis of the infection and host response. The dispersion of participants in different centres fostered the development of InmunoFlu Web portal, a collaborative web portal using web 2.0 technologies, which served as a knowledge management tool for the project community. The web portal enabled among other characteristics document sharing as well as other collaborative tools such as chat, wiki, etc. The use of both tools played a central role in the success of this complex project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHEALTHINF 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics
Pages181-186
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 Feb 201314 Feb 2013

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2013
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period11/02/201314/02/2013

Keywords

  • Biomedical information systems
  • Collaborative research
  • Database
  • Influenza virus
  • Knowledge management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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