DOD to expand database on human research

A Defense Department initiative on medical research is looking to solve a problem shared by a lot of government agencies -- how to make use of the vast amounts of data generated by its programs, reports GCN, a sister publication of Defense Systems.

The DOD, which conducts a lot of medical research, wants to do a better job of tracking it, the story said.

The new effort would expand a successful Web application developed by the Office of Naval Research into a DOD-wide database of all human subject studies conducted by, or funded by, the department, including studies conducted by universities and contractors, the story said.

The Protections in Research, Oversight Management Information System is a Microsoft SharePoint-based tool currently used by 15 Navy commands and one Army command that lets researchers submit, share, track and manage details of their studies, the story said.


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