Grid infrastructures supporting paediatric endocrinology across Europe
AuthorSTELL, ANTHONY; SINNOTT, RICHARD; Ajayi, Oluwafemi
Source TitleProceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting
PublisherNational e-Science Centre
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsStell, A., Sinnott, R., & Ajayi, O. (2007). Grid infrastructures supporting paediatric endocrinology across Europe. In Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Nottingham, UK.
Access StatusOpen Access
This is a post print of a paper from UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 10th-13th September 2007 published by National e-Science Centre. http://www.allhands.org.uk/2007/.
Paediatric endocrinology is a highly specialised area of clinical medicine with many experts with specific knowledge distributed over a wide geographical area. The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) is an example of such a body of experts that require regular collaboration and sharing of data and knowledge. This paper describes work, developed as a corollary to the VOTES project  and implementing similar architectures, to provide a data grid that allows information to be efficiently distributed between collaborating partners, and also allows wide-scale analyses to be run over the entire data-set, which necessarily involves crossing domain boundaries and negotiating data access between administrations that only trust each other to a limited degree.
KeywordsEuropean Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE); grid technology; clinical trials and studies
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