The biomedical R&D environment is increasingly dependent on data meta-analysis and bioinformatics to support research advancements. The integration of biorepository sample inventory data with biomarker and clinical research information has become a priority to R&D organizations. Therefore, a flexible IT system for managing sample collections, integrating sample data with clinical data and providing a data virtualization platform will enable the advancement of research studies. This workshop provides an overview of how sample data integration, virtualization and analytics can lead to more streamlined and unified sample intelligence to support global biobanking for future research.

This presentation belongs to the workshop: "Building an Intelligent Biobank to Power Research Decision-Making", from ISBER 2015 Annual Meeting by Lori A. Ball (Chief Operating Officer, President of Integrated Client Solutions at BioStorage Technologies, Inc.), Brian Brunner (Senior Manager, Clinical Practice at LabAnswer) and Suresh Chandrasekaran (Senior Vice President at Denodo).

The workshop covers these three topics:

  • Research Sample Intelligence: The Growing Need for Global Data Integration (Biobank Sample and Data Stakeholders).
  • Building a Research Data Integration Plan and Cloud Sourcing Strategy (data integration)
  • How Data Virtualization Works and the Value it Delivers (a Data Virtualization introduction, solution portfolio and current customers in Life Sciences industry).