UK HUMAN GENOME MAPPING PROJECT COMPUTING NETWORK

Francis Rysavy x3292 frysavy at mrc-crc.ac.uk
Tue Jun 9 11:14:19 EST 1992



        UK HUMAN GENOME MAPPING PROJECT COMPUTING NETWORK


In 1990, the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) founded, as part of
the UK Human Genome Mapping Project, a Resource Centre (HGMP-RC) at the
Clinical Research Centre (CRC), Harrow, Middlesex.  The objectives of
HGMP-RC computing are to establish and make available databases of
genes, genetic markers and map locations, and to develop new computing
environments and methods for acquisition and analysis of such data.
Computing and networking facilities were developed by the MRC to
provide online computing support to the Project. The facilities are
connected to a number of other computing systems in centres of genetics
and molecular biology research excellence worldwide through national
and international wide area networks (WAN's) including the European
Research Backbone Network (EBONE), INTERNET, Public Data Networks
(Packet Switching and Telephone) in the UK and overseas, research and
academic networks in the UK and overseas, European Molecular Biology
Network (EMBNet) and others. Direct connectivity to US laboratories was
implemented using a high-speed communication link, the UK-US 'fat
pipe'. A great deal of effort has been spent on improving services to
the scientific community. Molecular genetics databases, application
software and miscellaneous services are available on the HGMP computer
systems and other systems around the world through the HGMP-RC Menu
system using workstations, personal computers or terminals from number
of manufacturers, equipped with appropriate networking and graphical
facilities and connected to any of the above WAN's. For a detailed
description of the system and services available see Rysavy,
F.R.,Bishop, M.J. at al., The UK Human Genome Mapping Project online
computing service.  Computer Applications in the Biosciences, Vol.8,
no.2. 1992 , Pages 149-154. Several user manuals describing the usage
of the HGMP-RC computing facilities have been written and are available
to registered users. The user support desk is maintained during working
hours, providing practical help with users' problems.  A programme of
courses aimed at giving an understanding of what the facilities can
provide are run regularly.  More than 300 users have been trained
during last two years. The current (June 92) number of registered
UK and overseas users is approaching 1000; 20-25 users are being added
every month.

To register as a potential HGMP-RC facilities user fill please the form 
below and mail or fax it to the following address:

                        The HGMP Resource Centre
                        Clinical Research Centre
                        Watford Road
                        Harrow MIDDX HA1 3UJ
                      
                        Tel: 081-869 3446
                        Fax: 081-869 3807




               UK HUMAN GENOME MAPPING PROJECT
                USER REGISTRATION APPLICATION
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     :   When completed, the form should be sent to:  :
     :            HGMP Resource Centre, CRC,          :
     :     Watford Road, HARROW, Middx HA1 3UJ, UK    :
     :________________________________________________:


SURNAME:........................INITIALS:.......TITLE:......

ADDRESS:....................................................

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(City/Town)...........................(Post-Code)...........

E-mail address (if known):..................................

Telephone:....................... Fax:......................
____________________________________________________________
I request registration as an HGMP user, subject to the terms
and conditions set out below.
              (signed)................ (date)...............
____________________________________________________________
Counter-signed by the Head of Department or someone in
authority, to support the application for registration and
to confirm that the terms and conditions, provided with this
form, are acceptable to the institution.
(name)................ (signed).............. (date)........
____________________________________________________________
Please identify the local computer contact-person:

SURNAME:........................INITIALS:.......TITLE:......

ADDRESS:....................................................

............................................................

(City/Town)...........................(Post-Code)...........

E-mail address (if known):..................................

Telephone:....................... Fax:......................
____________________________________________________________
Please indicate: (circle appropriate reply)

a) Do you want to be sent: a DNA Probe Bank Catalogue YES/NO
                           a Human Cell Bank List     YES/NO

b) Do you want to use the computing services?         YES/NO
     If 'YES', what facility do
     you have to access them:       JANET / INTERNET / OTHER

     What hardware do you propose to use? ..................

     .......................................................
____________________________________________________________
      Work in progress relevant to genome-mapping:
  ________________________________________________________
 :                                                        :
 :  Please list your relevant current research in the     :
 :  following format and style:  1. Use a separate entry  :
 :  (up to 30 words) for each 'project' - a distinct line :
 :  of work;  2. Try to make a project roughly equivalent :
 :  to one full-time person's activity;  3. Use as many   :
 :  informative words as possible, so that people can     :
 :  search the database to identify who is doing what -   :
 :  indicate specific chromosomes, diseases, technology,  :
 :  approaches (eg genetic-mapping, physical mapping),    :
 :  species etc.  4. List your collaborators - people you :
 :  would expect to share the publication by-line with -  :
 :  and funding agency for each project;  5. If you will  :
 :  need more 'spaces' than there are on the sheet,       :
 :  photocopy the sheet (first!)                          :
 :________________________________________________________:


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Source of
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                    TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  RELATING TO THE SUPPLY OF USERS OF MATERIALS AND SERVICES
        BY THE HGMP AND BY THOSE ACTING AS ITS AGENTS

1. All services and materials provided under this Scheme are
   intended for the use of research investigators in their
   own research in non-profit institutions.  Approval should
   be sought from the Resource Centre for any secondary
   distribution of materials or the use of services or
   materials, directly or indirectly, for commercial
   purposes.  This requirement is not intended to inhibit
   patenting or commercial exploitation.

2. The Medical Research Council, acting through the Human
   Genome Mapping Project Resource Centre, and its agents,
   will use reasonable care in the provision of services and
   materials, but they are provided without any warranty,
   express or implied, of merchantability or fitness for any
   purpose.  Any information and data relating to services
   or materials are prov


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