UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

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Databases and Information Systems | Developmental Neuroscience | Mental and Social Health | Neuroscience and Neurobiology | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


The real world needs of the clinical community require a domain-specific solution to integrate disparate information available from various web-based resources for data, materials, and tools into routine clinical and clinical research setting. We present a child-psychiatry oriented portal as an effort to deliver a knowledge environment wrapper that provides organization and integration of multiple information and data sources. Organized semantically by resource context, the portal groups information sources by context type, and permits the user to interactively "narrow" or "broaden" the scope of the information resources that are available and relevant to the specific context. The overall objective of the portal is to bring information from multiple complex resources into a simple single uniform framework and present it to the user in a single window format.


MRI, data integration, knowledge environment, neurodevelopmental disorders, neuroinformatics

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Copyright 2014 Rane, Haselgrove, Hodge, Frazier and Kennedy. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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Rane P, Haselgrove C, Hodge SM, Frazier JA, Kennedy DN. Structure-centered portal for child psychiatry research. Front Neuroinform. 2014 Apr 30;8:47. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00047. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 24817850; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4012203. Link to article on publisher's site

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Frontiers in neuroinformatics

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