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J. Pers. Med. 2016, 6(1), 11; doi:10.3390/jpm6010011

The Biobank Portal for Partners Personalized Medicine: A Query Tool for Working with Consented Biobank Samples, Genotypes, and Phenotypes Using i2b2

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Partners HealthCare, One Constitution Center, Boston, MA 02129, USA
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Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
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Academic Editors: Scott T. Weiss and Stephen B. Liggett
Received: 21 October 2015 / Revised: 4 February 2016 / Accepted: 23 February 2016 / Published: 26 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Implementing Personalized Medicine in a Large Health Care System)
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Abstract

We have designed a Biobank Portal that lets researchers request Biobank samples and genotypic data, query associated electronic health records, and design and download datasets containing de-identified attributes about consented Biobank subjects. This do-it-yourself functionality puts a wide variety and volume of data at the fingertips of investigators, allowing them to create custom datasets for their clinical and genomic research from complex phenotypic data and quickly obtain corresponding samples and genomic data. The Biobank Portal is built upon the i2b2 infrastructure [1] and uses an open-source web client that is available to faculty members and other investigators behind an institutional firewall. Built-in privacy measures [2] ensure that the data in the Portal are utilized only according to the processes to which the patients have given consent. View Full-Text
Keywords: Biobank IT; personalized medicine IT; precision medicine IT; Biobank software; Biobank information technology; phenotype Biobank IT; personalized medicine IT; precision medicine IT; Biobank software; Biobank information technology; phenotype
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Gainer, V.S.; Cagan, A.; Castro, V.M.; Duey, S.; Ghosh, B.; Goodson, A.P.; Goryachev, S.; Metta, R.; Wang, T.D.; Wattanasin, N.; Murphy, S.N. The Biobank Portal for Partners Personalized Medicine: A Query Tool for Working with Consented Biobank Samples, Genotypes, and Phenotypes Using i2b2. J. Pers. Med. 2016, 6, 11.

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