Software Designed Specifically for Your Lab’s Needs:
Customized bioinformatics is our specialty, and our ability to understand principles from genetics and translate them into efficient software will make data analysis for all future work much easier. Custom projects take place in several phases:
Phase 1: Primary Literature Review and Analysis Concept Mapping:
The first step in developing custom software is for us to look at exactly how you want to analyze your data and dilute this analysis down to its essential computational steps. Previously described methods or newly synthesized ideas are taken and a computational map of the analysis method is developed.
Phase 2: Initial Coding and Input Formulation:
Once we conceptually understand the type of analysis you wish to develop into a software package, we begin coding this into a cohesive, efficient program. Along with this coding, we work with you to determine what type of input files you will be using so that the program will work with what you provide (and you will not have to spend hours reformatting and checking your input files to fit our program).
Phase 3: Finalized Coding and Sample Data:
Once coding is completed, we begin to validate our method with sample data. It is best to use real data, although we may be able to provide sample data from our repository of microarray data to demonstrate the accuracy and analysis capabilities of the program.
Phase 4: Implementation of Graphical User Interface and Output Specifications:
After the program has demonstrated its accuracy, we design an easy to use Graphical User Interface according to your specifications. We take pride in the fact that our software is easy to use and requires little to no computational or programming background. Finally, we work with you to determine exactly what type of output you desire and how best to format your results.
Phase 5: Program Validation and Joint Publication:
Once the program has been finalized, we work with you to validate the program and produce a publication demonstrating its efficacy and accuracy. This will allow for easy citation and use of the software in current and future publications that your lab may produce.
If you are interested in developing a custom software package with Chromosoft, please fill out the form on our contact page.