ITTC Project

First Award: Rapid Integration of Genomic Data from Multiple Sources

Project Award Date: 03-21-2005


The research will automate data integration and schema extensions toward intuitive and flexible interfaces to object-oriented databases for biologists, expert and non-expert users, and software systems. The target application scenario involves large collections of primary genomic data stored in an object-oriented genomic database. Here users are interested in integrating data and schemas from external sources with a comprehensive warehouse. In this work, XML is chosen .as the input format for data; the target genomic data warehouse is the public domain Genomic Unified Schema, GUS. A framework is designed and developed to admit new data types (schema) and dynamically incorporate them into through the database object layer using an automatically generated interface. This interface will automatically generate mappings between input data and data warehouse objects from compliant (based on a current prototype) and schema definitions. Input data may conform to the target GUS schema, or to new schemas. The proposed functionality will extend the XMLGUS data loading system developed by the PI. This interface has proven successful in application settings, yet it is tedious to generate manually the interface grammar. Thus, toward addressing and managing the complexity of GUS, a part of the three-year proposed work extends the XMLGUS framework to generate the variable components automatically


Faculty Investigator(s): Terry Clark (PI)

Student Investigator(s): Krishna Kotcherlakota, Yi Jia

Project Sponsors

Primary Sponsor(s): NSF & KTEC

Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

ITTC Calendar
There are no upcoming events at this time.