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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.

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titleFeatures

DICOM support

  • 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: projectsubjectex-methodstudydata-set
  • Project permission model: ACLs are applied to all the project data based on the hierarchical permission model (project-administrator subject-administrator memberguest)
  • 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.


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titleLicence

DaRIS software is distributed under BSD (2-clause) Licence

Third-party software

  • Mediaflux

    • 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
  • SAXON XSLT processor
  • Papaya viewer

Attribution

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


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titleAccess DaRIS web portal

After your DaRIS project is provisioned and your user access is enabled, you will be able to access it via the web portal.


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