Microsoft Research - University of Trento: Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (CoSBi)
CoSBi has two main goals: to enhance biology AND computer science, by increasing the understanding of fundamental biological processes at system level, through programming language theory, to design new conceptual tools. The Research Centre creates computational abstractions that can be executed to visualize the time course dynamics of biological systems.
The Research Centre was set up in collaboration between Microsoft Research and University of Trento.
Platinum has been used to develop the Research Centre's Intranet to manage all internal processes. A collaboration environment providing a number of features and services for personnel working in and for the Centre.
The features include several bureaucratic procedures (also defined as "modules") which allow the electronic handling of authorisations and requests, according to a defined workflow.
The users of such a collaboration environment are profiled on the basis of Role, Groups and Privileges which define their profile and their decision-making level inside the workflow.