CSB Research Informatics Core

As part of the CSB Biocomputing Platform we have developed over the past several years a number of tools that dramatically improve collection, analysis, storage and distribution of scientific data. We have also designed and implemented a number of management modules that provide administrative functionality essential to smooth running of the Center. Another area of expertise is imaging - from building custom algorithms for image analysis using high-performance GPUs to developing a DICOM server specific for research.

Our objective is to provide software application development and hosting services. We would like to utilize our expertise and software modules already created to help others to organize, store, analyze and share scientific data.

Software Development

Research environment is extremely diverse and workflows differ from one Lab to another. Despite our best effort to write software in a generic way, in many cases it doesn't work that way and customizations are required. We have expertise to rapidly respond to your requirements. Importantly, all software, including functionality written per specific user requirements, will become a part of our standard portfolio and will become available to other users at no additional cost. In fact we are planning to maintain one version per each module, so if one project requested additional features we will deploy them to all servers that use this module during next month maintenance.


We will configure and maintain application servers for you. Depending on your needs we will select one of two solutions - a virtual server on a shared hardware or a dedicated hardware. Virtual solution is preferred for several reasons - better utilization of hardware, ease of managing load, better backups - all lead to higher uptime. Servers need to be configured and then maintained on a regular basis. We also offer storage on our network-attached storage system (NAS).

Getting Started:

Fill out the online project request form: http://ric.csb.mgh.harvard.edu/contact

Or contact Misha Pivovarov
Phone:     (617) 643-0500
Email:       mpivovarov@mgh.harvard.edu

Address:  Simches Research Center, 5th floor
                185 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114