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The BiolAD-DB System - An Informatics System for Clinical and Genetic Data

Authors: David A. Nielsen1, Marty Leidner2, Chad Haynes3, Michael Krauthammer4, and Mary Jeanne Kreek1. 1Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases, 2Information Technology Facility, and 3Laboratory of Statistical Genetics, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY, and 4Department of Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520

Summary: The BiolAD-DB system is a research bioinformatics system for inputting, validating, organizing, archiving, analyzing, and processing of complex clinical and genetic data. The database schema employs design principles for handling complex clinical information, such as response items in genetic questionnaires. Data access and validation is provided by the BiolAD-DB client application, which features a data validation engine tightly coupled to a graphical user interface. Data integrity is provided by the password protected BiolAD-DB SQL compliant server database. BiolAD-DB tools further provide functionalities for generating customized reports and views.

Reference: Nielsen, D.A., Leidner, M., Haynes, C., Krauthammer, M., and Kreek, M.J. (2006) The BiolAD-DB System - An Informatics System for Clinical and Genetic Data. Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy: 11, 15-19 (2007).

Contact: David.Nielsen@rockefeller.edu

Links:

  1. Installation instructions
  2. The database schema diagram (PPT)
  3. The MySQL database generation script and Starter Data
  4. The FRED research Microsoft Access database and Installation Instructions
  5. MySQL Download
  6. DEB download
  7. Python (www.python.org)