The latest news about the ionomics project and thoughts from team members.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rice Piims is up and running!

We have now deployed a working prototype of Piims to manage the pipeline and data for our NSF funded Rice project. This represents a substantial redesign of the Piims system. Some of the major changes are listed below. We are releasing the data as soon as it enters the database. We are in the process of uploading all of the ~7000 samples that we have already run into the database.

New features:
The biggest change is that for Rice, we have incorporated features allowing us to track samples that were grown in fields by collaborators. Piims will now allow us to keep track of Packets of seed that get sent to us.

Piims will track information like field location and weather data for fields.

Piims will now allow for the flexible construction of analysis runs, so packets from different fields and years can be analyzed to together.