The CancerGrid Experience: Metadata−Based Model−Driven Engineering for Clinical Trials
Jim Davies‚ Jeremy Gibbons‚ Steve Harris and Charles Crichton
The CancerGrid approach to software support for clinical trials is based on two principles: careful curation of semantic metadata about clinical observations, to enable subsequent data integration, and model-driven generation of trial-specific software artifacts from a trial protocol, to streamline the software development process. This paper explains the approach, presents four varied case studies, and discusses the lessons learned.
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