The Cardiovascular Research Grid (CVRG) Project is an R24 resource supporting the informatics needs of the cardiovascular (CV) research community. The CVRG Project has developed and deployed unique core technology for management and analysis of CV data that is being used in a broad range of Driving Biomedical Projects (DBFs). This includes: a) tools for storing and managing different types of biomedical data;b) methods for securing the data;c) tools for querying combinafions of these data so that users may mine their data for new knowledge;d) new statistical learning methods for biomarker discovery;e) novel tools that analyze image data on heart shape and motion to discover biomarkers that are indicative of disease;f) tools for managing, analyzing, and annotafing ECG data. All of these tools are documented and freely available from the CVRG website and Wiki. In this renewal, we propose a set of new projects that will enhance the capability of our users to explore and analyze their data to understand the cause and treatment of heart disease. Each project is motivated directly by the needs of one or more of our DBFs. Project 1 will develop and apply new algorithms for discovering changes in heart shape and mofion that can predict the early presence of developing heart disease in fime for therapeufic intervenfion. Project 2 will create data management systems for storing CV image data collected in large, multi-center clinical research studies, and for performing quality control operations that assure the integrity of that data. Project 3 will develop a complete infrastructure for managing and analyzing ECG data. Project 4 will develop a comprehensive clinical informafics system that allows clinical informafion to be linked with biomedical data collected from subjects. Project 5 will develop tools by which non-expert users can quickly assemble new procedures for analyzing their data. Project 6 will put in place a project management structure that will assure successful operation of the CVRG.

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The Cardiovascular Research Grid (CVRG) Project is a national resource providing the capability to store, manage, and analyze data on the structure and function of the cardiovascular system in health and disease. The CVRG Project has developed and deployed unique technology that is now being used in a broad range of studies. In this renewal, we propose to develop new tools that will enhance the ability of researchers to explore and analyze their data to understand the cause and treatment of heart disease.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Type
Resource-Related Research Projects (R24)
Project #
5R24HL085343-06
Application #
8240702
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHL1-CSR-Y (O1))
Program Officer
Larkin, Jennie E
Project Start
2005-10-18
Project End
2015-11-30
Budget Start
2011-12-01
Budget End
2012-11-30
Support Year
6
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$2,194,299
Indirect Cost
$427,757
Name
Johns Hopkins University
Department
Biomedical Engineering
Type
Schools of Engineering
DUNS #
001910777
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
21218
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