Who Uses eCAT

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Michael Shtutman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, South Carolina College of Pharmacy University of South Carolina , uses eCAT to manage genomics data and materials in his lab and in providing services to other labs at the university.

Posted by Rory on June 30th, 2010 @ 10:03 am

“My lab is doing functional genomics projects.   Our work involves many parallel projects with high throughput sequencing, analysis of results as well as wet biology assays.  In parallel, as the director of the functional genomics facility, we provide services for other labs.

We have project-related databases as well as materials-related databases.  eCAT allows us to enter all the project information and the materials information and location. With eCAT we were able to organize all our projects and materials, and create an integrated and searchable database of our work.

The most interesting feature of eCAT is its flexibility.  It allows us to add our own classes, and to add information in the manner most convenient for us.  The other features, including powerful search and the ability to add graphic data, are also advantageous.”

The Skinner lab at Washington State University likes eCAT’s ability to evolve with its research needs in investigating the transgenerational epigenetic effects of compounds exposed to soldiers in Iraq.

Posted by Rory on June 30th, 2010 @ 9:29 am

“e-CAT  has worked very well for tracking animals and sample locations.  Once the system was established and our staff was trained on its use, it became very easy to make sure that we know exactly where all of the samples are located. It’s a huge time saver, and the system was flexible enough to meet our needs right away.  The great thing that we saw in eCAT was a system that could be suited to varying needs as they change over time. It had a nice architecture in place that could be well suited to our needs right now, but also one that was flexible enough to handle all kinds of different data needs as they emerge in the future.”