Taking TRIAD to the Next Level
With the new funding, TRIAD creators will look to build out tools to help scientists further integrate and utilize this technology to create even larger "network of networks." Once the tools have been developed, the team will work to educate the research community about its availability and assist with adopting and evolving the platform.
Payne's team has also observed that one of the major barriers to adopting the TRIAD platform is that most institutions do not have the technical resources for implementation and support. The researchers are currently exploring a partnership with a private vendor to create an offering that can provide round the clock support, something that could also bring new technology jobs to Ohio. With the group aiming to have a business plan in place before the end of the year, TRIAD will be poised to reach even more researchers.
Payne is eager to get TRIAD into more labs, noting that while cloud computing may be popular with consumers, getting researchers to understand the impact of a platform like TRIAD is difficult.
"Researchers are consumers, too. They are used to Google and Facebook and expect that it must be the same way when it comes to discovering and sharing biomedical research data," says Payne. "It's great to see that "a-ha" moment when a researcher realizes how much TRIAD simplifies and amplifies what they are already doing."
|Contact: David Crawford|
Ohio State University Medical Center