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Initiatives in Digital Technology: 2005–06 Funded Proposals

Peter B. Bitterman, Danhua Fan, Yunsha He

Relational Database for Experimental Mouse Management: The mouse is a widely used mammalian model organism in biomedical research.

The mouse is a widely used mammalian model organism in biomedical research. Currently, most laboratories use an ad hoc approach to tracking mice during breeding, husbandry and during experiments. Here we propose a systematic approach to these issues by building a relational database that tracks mice from the time of receipt or birth to their destination as experimental units. We will develop the database using the 3 active protocols in our laboratory invovling approximately 500 mice. This database will be scaleable to accommodate more users and projects, and It has the potential to improve experimental mouse care University-wide.