Apollo: Increasing Access and Use of Epidemic Models Through the Development and Adoption of a Standard Ontology

Faculty Role: 
Grant Role: 
Co-Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: 
NIH/NIGMS
Grant/Contract No.: 
R01 GM101151
Project Dates: 
04/18/2012 to 03/31/2017

The major goals of this project are to (1) develop a standard vocabulary for the field of epidemic modeling using a tool called Protégé; (2) create two extensions to Protégé that are needed by the project; (3) develop a standard syntax using the vocabulary for representing the inputs (e.g., disease control measures) and outputs of epidemic models and to use this syntax in an existing system called the Apollo Web Services that makes it possible for other computer programs to access epidemic models; and (4) to increase the capacity to run epidemic models on supercomputers so as to demonstrate the value of the work of the first three aims.

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