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What is IMSDB?

IMSDB is a comprehensive database application and analysis platform that is capable of combining metabolic data, like IMS chromatograms, and heterogeneous biomedical data, like patient records, into a centralized data structure. In contrast to existing work, such as that of Lesniak et al. 2007, the ontology component enables the storage of constantly evolving object-attribute-data. In addition, the peak component ensures the fast storage and retrieval of metabolic data. As opposed to the open source database TrialDB [LINK], a database model was designed, not only utilizing the EAV principal but also including simple classes and relations.
The developed IMS database application offers a graphical user interface (GUI) which includes several windows, tabs, buttons and dialogues to provide an intuitive interaction between end-user and application. The following key features are currently supported by the GUI:

IMSDB input formats

Developer:

T. Schneider, Saarland University, Cluster of Excellent for Multimodal Computing and Interaction, Computational Systems Biology group, Germany

Contact:

A.C. Hauschild, Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University, Cluster of Excellent for Multimodal Computing and Interaction, Computational Systems Biology group, Saarbrücken, Germany
J.I. Baumbach, B&S Analytik, Dortmund, Germany

Publication:

T. Schneider, A.-C. Hauschild, J.I. Baumbach, J. Baumbach. An integrative clinical database and diagnostics platform for biomarker analysis in ion mobility spectra of human exhaled air. J Integr Bioinform. 2013 Apr 2;10(2):218. doi: 10.2390/biecoll-jib-2013-218. PubMed


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