Head

Dr. Helmut Hayd
Dr. Helmut Hayd
Group leader IT
Phone: +49 341 9940-2210

Contact

Nancy Muschall
Assistant Methods and Development Units
Phone: +49 341 9940-2287
Fax: +49 341 9940-2448

Further Informations

Methods & Development Groups

Databases and IT

In addition to providing a powerful IT infrastructure, the databases and IT group offers scientists at our institution support for existing software and develops new applications to meet their projects' and studies' needs. One example of this is the maintenance and development of NoSQL databases to manage our experimental data.

IT

The IT infrastructure at the institute consists of a powerful network of servers and workstations connected to our various measuring devices. These are all standing connections with speeds up to 10 gigabits per second. This network is comprised of ca. 800 terminals ranging from notebooks of scientists to servers in remote locations.

Approx. 200 physical and virtual servers assist the scientists in their data collection (e.g. streamlining data from complex equipment and from heterogeneous software and data types), archiving (via a fast hierarchical storage management system with a robotic tape library), and data analysis tasks (compute servers with multiple CPUs). Servers (LDAP, DNS server, fi rewall, etc.) are also used to guarantee the safety and functionality of the network. Network-wide file systems (e.g. AFS, NFS, Samba) ensure transparent and secure access to sensitive data in the heterogeneous computer network.


Databases

We are responsible for the curation and development of the institute’s databases and other associated digital resources. We store and provide information about several critical steps of our research data lifecycle. Our staff oversees the day-to-day running of a number of active databases of patients, children, test subjects and studies conducted at the institute. Furthermore, we are developing solutions to further support the distribution, processing, analysis, and sharing of brain imaging data and other associated data types amongst scientists at our institute and their collaborators.

We ensure the usability and long-term sustainability of our resources by using tools and software that conform to best practice standards.


Revoke consent / apply for studies

If you want to revoke your consent for participation in our studies, simply send us an email to:

If you would like to participate in our studies, please apply via the link on the right.

 
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