Event Report: BRISSKit Community Day And Hack Event

Kirsty Pitkin | BRISSKit | November 2, 2012

The BRISSKit Community Day brought together project partners, interested biomedical research groups, developers and domain experts to learn about the BRISSKit toolkit: a national shared service designed to host, implement and deploy biomedical research database applications that support the management and integration of tissue samples with clinical data and electronic patient records.

In opening the event, Jonathan Tedds emphasised that BRISSKit team wanted to use this opportunity to work closely together with the biomedical research community to shape what they do, and are keen to work with all the partners involved to arrive a something sustainable that enables people to innovate and feed that innovation back into the biomedical community.

The community day took the form of a series of presentations and a round table discussion to collect feedback about the issues raised. This fed into a two day hack event, with developers working to resolve a series of practical challenges identified by members of the community to improve and extend aspects of BRISSKit. This report summarises the community day and provides links to further resources, including videos from many of the presentations...