AQUIRE: ArQule's united repository and information exchange system


Rojnuckarin Atipat and Sergio H. Rotstein. ArQule, Inc, 19 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA 01801
The informatics infrastructure at ArQule consists of a set of highly specialized scientific database systems and a central information repository that unifies the distributed information. The central repository is ArQule's United Repository and Information Exchange (AQUIRE) system, which integrates the data from array production, reagent procurement and inventory, analytical and biological database systems. It gives our scientists the ability to query and report on data spanning multiple systems from a single application. Automatic propagation of data ensures that information (e.g. plates, compounds), entered in one system will also be available in the other systems. A role-based security scheme allows the system to enforce any necessary data access restrictions