Intersect has completed development work on the extensions to the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB). The ASRB supports all scientists investigating schizophrenia across Australia and internationally. It's is now used by over 21 national & international institutes and its impact on schizophrenia research is remarkable.
Intersect has a long relationship with the Schizophrenia Research Institute (SRI). This is the second round of development on the ASRB Intersect has undertaken. Extensions/enhancements to the Australian Schizophrenic Research Bank were made to:
– add further participant tracking, making administration easier
– solve shortfalls in the 'Query Builder' implementation, allowing researchers to easily formulate queries and
– embed genetic single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data into the system, providing researchers with access to genetic SNP data of ASRB participants. This is the first time this has been done.
The ASRB project acknowledges funding from the NeCTAR project, an Australian Government project conducted as part of the Super Science initiative and financed by the Education Investment Fund.