The CardioVascular Research Grid: Working to Make Collaborations Easier for the Cardiovascular Community


Fri Apr 20, 2012


Stephen Granite
Johns Hopkins University


Patient Centered Research





The cardiovascular (CV) community needs software tools for managing diverse types of CV data.  These tools must be secure, well-documented and easy to use.  The CV Research Grid (CVRG) serves the needs of basic and clinical researchers by providing seamless, secure access to study datasets and analysis tools.  A lesson learned early on was that the vast majority of CV studies lack IT support, and therefore study sites are not able to install and operate complex software applications on their own. The CVRG has therefore moved towards the Software as a Service approach, delivering powerful data management and analysis tools to our users that are accessed through the web browser.



Stephen J. Granite is a Senior IT Manager for The Johns Hopkins University Institute for Computational Medicine, with an MS in Computer Science and an MBA, both from The Johns Hopkins University.  He is the Program Manager and Systems Integration Architect for the CVRG, guiding the development of the CVRG Portal and the integration of the tools developed by the respective CVRG teams.  Prior to his current position, Stephen served as a Staff Bioinformatician at the National Institutes of Health Intramural Sequencing Center, providing and developing Bioinformatics tools utilized in the Comparative Vertebrate Sequencing Initiative and the Mammalian Gene Collection Program.  His current research focuses on storing, sharing, visualizing and annotating, and analyzing electrocardiograms and other cardiovascular research data.


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