Scientific Application Services

Scientific applications that shorten the path from data to insight

The mission of CIT’s  Scientific Application Services (SAS) section  is to:

  • Develop advanced algorithms and data visualization applications
  • Implement state-of-the-art methodologies to quickly and efficiently meet biomedical imaging and informatics needs
  • Apply or develop novel systems, applications, algorithms, models, and machine learning techniques to efficiently deliver trusted data analysis
  • Support biomedical informatics and data science services across research, clinical, and operational entities to shorten the path from data to insight


Biomedical Research Informatics and Computing System (BRICS)

CIT’s Scientific Application Services section created BRICS, an award-winning, scalable, and dynamic biomedical research informatics computing system, to serve as a comprehensive and customizable system for supporting and accelerating clinical research.

This modular, web-based system makes the performance of research studies and clinical trials faster, more efficient, and more collaborative, enabling effective sharing of data, which is a fundamental goal in this new era of data informatics.

Designed to be initially un-branded and not associated with a particular disease, BRICS has been used so far to support multiple neurobiological studies across several institutes at NIH.

Medical Image Processing Analysis and Visualization (MIPAV)

In addition, to advancing and empowering scientific imaging research in NIH’s intramural research program, SAS has also created and continues to enhance a sophisticated, open-source, platform-independent, n-dimensional, extensible image processing and visualization application called MIPAV. This Medical Image Processing Analysis and Visualization application enables quantitative analysis and visualization of biomedical imaging modalities (from micro to macro) and is used by researchers at NIH and around the world.

Open-source and therefore freely available, MIPAV has been downloaded over 90,000 times by researchers around the world.

Contact Us

If you want more information about our services, including how to acquire or implement them, contact CIT.

Contact NIH IT Service Desk
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