Here, we propose an update to the OMI-DB collection system, whereby the storage of all the data is automatically transferred to the cloud on collection. This change in the data collection paradigm reduces the reliance of physical servers at each site; allows greater scope for future expansion; and removes the need for dedicated backups and improves security. Moreover, with the number of applications to access the data increasing rapidly with the maturity of the dataset cloud technology facilities faster sharing of data and better auditing of data access. Such updates, although may sound trivial; require substantial modification to the existing pipeline to ensure data integrity and security compliance. Here, we describe the extensions to the OMI-DB collection pipeline and discuss the relative merits of the new system.
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M. N. Patel, K. Young, M. D. Halling-Brown, "Faster, efficient and secure collection of research images: the utilization of cloud technology to expand the OMI-DB," Proc. SPIE 10579, Medical Imaging 2018: Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications, 105791E (6 March 2018);