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Traceability and provenance in big data medical systems

McClatchey, Richard; Shamdasani, Jetendr; Branson, Andrew; Munir, Kamran; Kov�cs, Zsolt

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Jetendr Shamdasani

Andrew Branson

Zsolt Kov�cs


Providing an appropriate level of accessibility to and tracking of data or process elements in large volumes of medical data, is an essential requirement in the Big Data era. Researchers require systems that provide traceability of information through provenance data capture and management to support their clinical analyses. We present an approach that has been adopted in the neuGRID and N4U projects, which aimed to provide detailed traceability to support research analysis processes in the study of biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease, but is generically applicable across medical systems. To facilitate the orchestration of complex, large-scale analyses in these projects we have adapted CRISTAL, a workflow and provenance tracking solution. The use of CRISTAL has provided a rich environment for neuroscientists to track and manage the evolution of data and workflow usage over time in neuGRID and N4U.


McClatchey, R., Shamdasani, J., Branson, A., Munir, K., & Kovács, Z. (2015, June). Traceability and provenance in big data medical systems. Paper presented at IEEE Conference on Computer Based Medical Systems, Sao Carlos, Brazil

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name IEEE Conference on Computer Based Medical Systems
Conference Location Sao Carlos, Brazil
Start Date Jun 22, 2015
End Date Jun 25, 2015
Acceptance Date Mar 16, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Feb 22, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 22, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 226-231
Keywords Provenance, Workflows, Biomedical Analysis, Grid Computing, Neuroimaging
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Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 2015 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS)


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