Djeen (Database for Joomla!'s Extensible Engine): A research information management system for flexible multi-technology project administration

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Background: With the advance of post-genomic technologies, the need for tools to manage large scale data in biology becomes more pressing. This involves annotating and storing data securely, as well as granting permissions flexibly with several technologies (all array types, flow cytometry, proteomics) for collaborative work and data sharing. This task is not easily achieved with most systems available today. Findings. We developed Djeen (Database for Joomla!'s Extensible Engine), a new Research Information Management System (RIMS) for collaborative projects. Djeen is a user-friendly application, designed to streamline data storage and annotation collaboratively. Its database model, kept simple, is compliant with most technologies and allows storing and managing of heterogeneous data with the same system. Advanced permissions are managed through different roles. Templates allow Minimum Information (MI) compliance. Conclusion: Djeen allows managing project associated with heterogeneous data types while enforcing annotation integrity and minimum information. Projects are managed within a hierarchy and user permissions are finely-grained for each project, user and group.Djeen Component source code (version 1.5.1) and installation documentation are available under CeCILL license from http://sourceforge.net/projects/djeen/files and supplementary material. © 2013 Stahl et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Stahl, O., Duvergey, H., Guille, A., Blondin, F., Vecchio, A. D., Finetti, P., … Bidaut, G. (2013). Djeen (Database for Joomla!’s Extensible Engine): A research information management system for flexible multi-technology project administration. BMC Research Notes, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-6-223

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