The caBIG® Life Science Business Architecture Model

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Bioinformatics (Impact Factor: 4.98). 03/2011; 27(10):1429-35. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr141
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Motivation: Business Architecture Models (BAMs) describe what a business does, who performs the activities, where and when activities are performed, how activities are accomplished and which data are present. The purpose of a BAM is to provide a common resource for understanding business functions and requirements and to guide software development. The cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG®) Life Science BAM (LS BAM) provides a shared understanding of the vocabulary, goals and processes that are common in the business of LS research.
Results: LS BAM 1.1 includes 90 goals and 61 people and groups within Use Case and Activity Unified Modeling Language (UML) Diagrams. Here we report on the model's current release, LS BAM 1.1, its utility and usage, and plans for future use and continuing development for future releases.
Availability and Implementation: The LS BAM is freely available as UML, PDF and HTML (
Supplementary information: Supplementary data) are avaliable at Bioinformatics online.

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