WP1 - Virtual Research Environment
The University of Melbourne will lead the development, support and maintenance of the adrenal cancer Virtual Research Environment (VRE). The VRE will provide a security-oriented collaborative environment that will support all of the other work packages involved in the ENSAT-CANCER project. This will include support for:
- a portfolio of adrenal tumour databases capturing clinical and treatment information on adrenal cancer patients (and follow up information on these patients);
- support for biobanking and tracking of patient biosamples from clinical centres to biomedical research centres;
- integration of imaging data sets associated with adrenal tumours;- seamless access to genetic and other information on adrenal tumours (and the bioinformatics analysis of the patient samples);
- support for a family of clinical trials;
- collaboration itself and allow clinicians and researchers to co-ordinate their efforts on all aspects of the the understanding and treatment of patients with adrenal tumours.
All of this will be offered in a security-oriented, user friendly research environment where access to distributed and security-oriented data sets is made completely transparent to the clinical and research scientists, whilst meeting the stringent demands on data privacy and information governance demanded by all data providers and patients in this domain.
Prof. Richard Sinnott, University of Melbourne