BIRN - Biomedical Informatics Research Network

Program Description: The Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN) provides a user-driven, software-based framework for research teams to share significant quantities of data – rapidly, securely and privately – across geographic distance and/or incompatible computing systems. Groups may choose whether to share data internally or with external audiences. In either scenario, hardware and data remain under the control of individual user groups. BIRN also offers data-sharing software tools specific to biomedical research, best practices references, expert advice and other resources In operation. BIRN’s mission is supporting efficient data transfer, in observance of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy and security guidelines and is not a creator of, or repository for, user data.

Year Started: 2009.

Organization Description: BIRN is open to all biomedical research groups, regardless of specialty.

Data Description: N/A

Project Type: Security and Transfer Service

Project Domains: Health and Medicine

No budget information

Federal Funding: NIH

Program Data

Location Lat/Lon Coordinates Location Type Data Type Data Generation Single Data Instance Size (TB) Estimated Daily Data Size (GB) Estimated Annual Data Size (PB) Average Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Maximum Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Online Repository Size (PB) Total Repository Size (PB) Delay Tolerance (minutes) Jitter Sensitive? Uses the Cloud?
Distributed, United States Not Specified Security and Transfer Service HIPAA data Not Specified - -