BioRAFT's approach is centered on creating a sustainable research software infrastructure.
Building software to meet specific needs is an expensive and timely process. Enterprises spend years building software that takes years to support and improve. For most organizations, creating customized software to meet specific needs is a dream that is too cost prohibitive to ever achieve properly. Many groups who try and do this themselves find out the hard way. However, in the research community very specific needs are shared among large numbers of research centers. Given that so many people face similar struggles BioRAFT has put together a program that enables research centers to work together to develop applications that meet a common need. Time, effort and money is shared amongst everyone! This approach ensures sustainability as new needs are recognized. Through the BioRAFT Collaborative Development Program research centers work together to enhance current features or add new capabilities to the software.
It is software development that combines the efforts and spending power of more than one research center. This means that a module developed by one research center is available to others at a significantly lower cost that it would be to develop themselves. This also means that research centers that have similar needs can join forces. Each group gets what they need and saves significantly compared to developing it alone.
No Problem. With BioRAFT you can have your own specific features, field names, etc. As the BioRAFT basic building blocks were created to handle this, customizing a module is a matter of getting the requirements down properly, coding it up, and a lot of testing. While this is a more expensive approach than working collaboratively on a module, you may just need something that specialized.
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