Open Dialogue with Peers and Vendors Fortifies Windber s Informatics Foundation | GenomeWeb

The Windber Research Institute, a two-year-old biomedical research center in Windber, Pa., “was designed around biomedical informatics,” according to Richard Somiari, its COO and CSO. The institute is fully outfitted with a state-of-the-art informatics infrastructure — including a newly installed data warehouse from Teradata that will collect up to 50 terabytes of data every nine months — but the secret to its informatics foundation may be a simple matter of old-fashioned communication rather than technological prowess.

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