Welcome to the EDRN Informatics Center
Check out the EDRN Informatics Center Final Report 2005–2011
The earlier cancer is detected, the more effective the treatment.
That's why it's the mission of the Early Detection Research Network to research biomarkers. Biomarkers are indicators of disease or the potential for disease.
Managing the enormous amount of knowledge, information, and data that goes into biomarker research requires a herculean effort. That's why EDRN turned to Jet Propulsion Laboratory to become EDRN's Informatics Center. JPL has extensive experience in developing highly distributed data intensive systems.
The Informatics Center creates novel software systems based on Agile OODT and OODT that assist in EDRN's mission to unify disparate systems and data collections. These collections are bought together to form the EDRN Knowledge Environment or EKE. EKE provides a virtual knowledge-base of biomarkers, studies, publications, and resulting science data that is integrated and powered by a semantic-based search. While the system appears fully integrated, it is really a virtual data system with data distributed at a national level. For more information, see the Early Detection Research Network website.