Release Name: Human Imaging Database (HID) System 1.6.3

The Human Imaging Database (HID) is an extensible database management system developed to handle the increasingly large and diverse datasets collected as part of the MBIRN and FBIRN collaboratories and throughout clinical imaging communities at large.

The HID system is comprised of the HID Schema (in Oracle and PostgreSQL), the HID Graphical User Interface enabling the navigation through the HID and experimental hierarchies, and lastly the Clinical Assessment Layout Manager (CALM) coupled with General Assessment Manager Engine to manage and integrate clinical data. All components of the HID system can be found by clicking the Download link.

The complete system is used to manage and query local data at various research sites within BIRN. In addition to local operations, the system allows for mediated queries across multiple federated databases allowing researchers to discover data across all relevant sites. The current system provides an intuitive and easy to use clinical and/or derived data complex query builder, query result export for statistical analysis tools, statistical analysis of query results through the BIRN Portal, MRI image preview, conversion and download of the imaging data, as well as integration with BIRN Portal tools for data management and manipulation. Additionally, the system is being developed to provide a complete data management solution where all information regarding a subject can be maintained. A majority of the source code is generated from the database schema itself, allowing changes of the database schema to be reflected in the system easily. Development of the system continues to be a coordinated and parallel effort across multiple BIRN sites. The deployed architecture provides the extensibility, maintainability, security and parallel development features as demanded by the participating BIRN sites for building, accessing and maintaining their human brain imaging and related clinical data.

This latest release contains a new build installation file with updated PostgreSQL Data-Backup scripts.