SCLIP: Cross Language Communication Using Social Networks





White Paper: SCLIP: Empowering Real-time Bioinformatics Collaborations via Social Networks




Kshitij Marwah (Harvard Medical School and MIT CSAIL) , Anshuman Aggarwal, Marco Ramoni and Gil Alterovitz



Bioinformatics is a highly interdisciplinary field. Generally, researchers in this field specialize in their own language and work with vast libraries in their own community. Thus, collaborative project management in bioinformatics becomes a very complex process involving sharing of code functionalities amongst these users and developers. Social networks can serve as the bridge to allow effective collaborations among researchers. Here we present a framework to allow for real-time communication between different languages over a web-based interface using social networks to facilitate seamless collaborations amongst researchers. The result is SCLIP : Web-based Framework For Cross-Language Communication Using Social Networks.

The software can be downloaded from http://bcl.med.harvard.edu/proj/SCLIP .