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NAPPA Tracking Database
Development Team: Michael Fiacco (Lead), Fernanda Festa, Ph.D., Eliseo Mendoza Garcia, Jin Park, Ph.D., and Garrick Wallstrom, Ph.D.
The web-based NAPPA Tracking System manages key data and information throughout the NAPPA process including: sample management, slide production, experiment results, data analysis and visualization. The sample management module provides direct access to the DNASU Repository and FLEXgene database to access plasmids targeted for the NAPPA microarray platform. Processes to grow the clones on 96-well plates, store glycerol stocks on 96-well plates (for re-growth later), prepare and quantify DNA are tracked and detailed results recorded in the NAPPA relational database. The slide production module provides a visual tool to help researchers rapidly design and build high-density, microarrays and generate the robot programs needed to produce these microarray slides in a high-throughput environment. The experiment results module helps scientists to design effective NAPPA experiments and to track high-throughput results. The final module provides powerful data analysis and visualization tools to enable researchers to effectively glean information from the vast data repository to help ensure high quality experiments and accelerate research. The first version is under development and expected to be released soon.