Irish Times feature on TCHPC Health Informatics Project
A Biobank Information Management System is an information management system that allows researchers and clinicians to securely store and retrieve clinical information about donor patients linked to repositories of their biological samples. BIMS are powerful tools that speed up the research discovery process and help scientists develop new diagnostics and therapeutics for a given disease.
An important feature of these systems is their ability to protect the confidentiality of donors - patient information needs to be handled carefully and the BIMS must be designed accordingly. In 2007 & 2008, TCHPC developed the first Irish BIMS for the Prostate Cancer research consortium with a HRB funded grant by Prof. Jane Grimson, Health Informatics, TCD. This work is one of four featured project in this Irish Times article.