The discovery arm of Medivir sought an updated informatics infrastructure to improve the efficiency and flexibility of its data analysis and reporting. Existing in-house tools weren’t flexible and required team members to manipulate the data themselves in spreadsheet software before performing analyses; they then built reports manually in presentation software. The end goal was to reduce the time burden and error risk of manual data manipulations, while making it easier to manage data, access updates, and maintain project data tables. In addition, the scientists requested greater choice in analysis and reporting workflows.
The new informatics solution would have to be flexible enough to support a heterogeneous user group including biologists and computational, analytical, and medicinal chemists. It should support their existing data sources and analysis and reporting tools. While it should also be scalable and be quickly deployable to minimize disruption to workflows.
“Data fields are available now that we couldn’t see or touch before! Presentations and reporting are 1-click away instead of building a table from scratch in [Microsoft®] PowerPoint®. Plotting is available with 1-click access—no more export and manipulation to get this!”