DaRIS (Distributed and Reflective Informatics System) is a subject-oriented informatics application built with the Mediaflux (http://www.arcitecta.com) data management platform. Its primary use is to supply biomedical imaging data management and integration with instruments and research computing infrastructure.
- DICOM StorageSCP server: DaRIS extends the Mediaflux DICOM (storageSCP) server engine to receive DICOM data from imaging instruments.
- DICOM StorageSCU client: A storageSCU client is also provided to send DICOM data to remote StorageSCP servers.
- (web) DICOM uploader: A DICOM uploader in DaRIS web portal can be used to import DICOM data via web browser.
- (web) DICOM viewer: A DICOM viewer is available in DaRIS web portal to inspect DICOM images as well as metadata headers.
- DICOM transcoders: Plugin transcoders are available in DaRIS to convert DICOM files into other formats such as NIFTI and Analyze.
Subject centric data model
- Project data model: DaRIS provides a managed repository for both data and meta-data. It organizes by 'project' with 'subject-centric' data model: project → subject → ex-method → study → data-set
- Project permission model: ACLs are applied to all the project data based on the hierarchical permission model (project-administrator → subject-administrator → member → guest)
- Metadata are harvested automatically into indexed and searchable metadata during data ingesting.
- Both metadata and data (image or content) are versioned.
Secured data transmission
- HTTPS protocol is enforced for data transmission to/from DaRIS.
- DICOM transfer to DaRIS is protected with firewall rules (and optionally TLS can be enabled).
Data download and delivery
- Data can be download via web browser or command line client tool.
- Data can be send to remote SSH server vis sftp/scp.
- Download link can be generated for the user to share the data.
Data replication and integrity check
- Data replication is enabled for UoM DaRIS server.
- Data integrity check process is enabled for the data ingested into DaRIS.
DaRIS software is distributed under BSD (2-clause) Licence
- You must purchase a valid Mediaflux licence from Arcitecta and adhere to the conditions of their licensing agreement
- See also Mediaflux Licensing
- LONI Debabeler (non-commercial)
- The LONI debabeler is used with our transcoding (format conversion) framework.
- We thank LONI for permission to repackage the debabeler in our distribution (and for creating the debabeler).
- Please see the LONI licence conditions.
- NOTE: from v3.0.0. LONI debabeler is used a optional plugin (trancoder provider) to DaRIS. And it can be excluded during installation.
- PixelMed DICOM library
- It is used in some aspects of our DICOM handling software (any usage allowed)
- The stand-alone DICOM client wrapper distributed with DaRIS
- The built in DICOM client accessed from the portal and the service layer supplying the ability to send data from within DaRIS to external DICOM servers
- Please see the PixelMed licence statement and conditions
- Apache Commons libraries are utilised without modification
- Please see the Apache Licence conditions
- SAXON XSLT processor
- It is used by one service that harvests and transforms meta-data
- Please see SAXON licence conditions
- Papaya viewer
- It is used by the DaRIS web portal.
- Please see Papaya licence conditions
A number of entities have contributed to the development of DaRIS.
- The University of Melbourne
- Monash University
- The University of Queensland
- The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
- The National Imaging Facility
- Arcitecta Pty Ltd
Getting Started with DaRIS
After your DaRIS project is provisioned and your user access is enabled, you will be able to access it via the web portal.
- old web portal (Tree View), not scalable for large projects with more than 10,000 subjects:
- new web portal (List View), scalable for large projects:
Any current UoM researcher is eligible for applying for access, please use the links below and fill in a request form: Please use the links below to report any issues regarding the service:
Apply for Access
Request for Support
Any current UoM researcher is eligible for applying for access, please use the links below and fill in a request form:
Please use the links below to report any issues regarding the service: