REMS helps researchers find scientific materials
The IT Center for Science, or CSC, is a Finnish center of expertise in information technology owned by the Finnish state and higher education institutions. Together with CSC, Nitor is renewing the center’s REMS system utilised by Findata and THL Biobank, among others.
REMS or Resource Entitlement Management System has been implemented as part of the international ELIXIR project, which brings together data and tools from the life and health sciences across Europe. The aim of the project is to create a research infrastructure that will make it easier for researchers to find and analyse data and share their knowledge, implementing best practices in the field.
REMS is a secure way of sharing research data that cannot be shared publicly, such as sensitive information. REMS provides researchers from different organisations access to data and materials, and the application process can be handled entirely within the service.
A public system published as open-source
Built by using the Clojure programming language, REMS is an open-source public system with CSC and Nitor as the main implementers.