As part of the Australian Phenomics Network (APN), the Histopathology and Organ Pathology Service (HOPS) at the University of Melbourne examines mice that have been bred with specific genetic mutations in order to understand what processes occur at a cellular level and how these changes are expressed.
Funded under the Australian Government’s National Collaboration Research Infrastructure Strategy, the APN and HOPS provide a sophisticated network of models of human diseases to a large cross-section of Australian researchers.
Together with the Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, VeRSI has been working to optimise HOPS’ data collection by custom-building a case-management system to digitise, document and organise the experimental records. This web-based single-point entry system, which replaces an antiquated manual system, allows APN staff to handle and track large volumes of mouse pathology data and generate quality and consistent reports for Australian biomedical research.
By developing these tools, VeRSI has helped to harvest existing phenomics research and link it to national data networks, building a more united and informed research community.
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