About the Repository
The repository is being built through a collaboration between the University of Washington's Department of Biological Structure, led by John Clark, and the Structural Informatics Group, led by Jim Brinkley. As an aim of the Biomedical Information Sciences Technology Initiative (BISTI), members of the Structural Informatics Group have been talking with biomedical researchers to find out their informatics needs. Tools such as this repository are being created in response to those needs.
The Image Repository tool was created using a programming environment called WIRM. The code runs on a Linux server running Apache and a mySQL database.