Spaces

Spaces

Web-based scientific communication application

Dotmatics Spaces allows project members within distributed research teams to collaborate using scientific teamboards that organize their research data and design ideas.

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What it does

Dotmatics Spaces facilitates interaction within distributed research teams by providing a collaboration environment that closely mimics the whiteboard/ team meeting experience. Using Spaces, team members gain insight into project status and data, share design ideas, and can work together to make well informed collective decisions. When hosted on the cloud it is an ideal environment to support externalized collaboration between companies.

Spaces is a blank canvas on which scientists can drop cards that show items of interest related to projects, creating teamboards which can then be shared with others.

Any data accessible through Dotmatics Browser is available in Dotmatics Spaces and Dotmatics Spaces inherits Dotmatics Browser’s data, user and project security. As an integrated part of the Dotmatics’ suite it can be hosted on premise or in the cloud.

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Benefits

Works with scientific data – many collaboration tools understand text and numeric data but Dotmatics Spaces understands scientific data types such as molecules, sequences, and reactions that are the essence of research projects.

Simple real-time data access – data is available in real-time so a project status dashboard is always up-to-date with the very latest registration, assay and experiment data that have been deposited into the databases. Data is obtained directly from databases, thus removing the need for time-consuming and error-prone manual entry of data.

Enhanced project communication – chat streams can be attached to the space or individual cards, allowing all members to comment and respond about the scientific objects, augmenting more typical audio or email communications.

Real-time collaboration – if multiple remote members are logged into a teamboard simultaneously, they can see real-time additions or changes to the space and in conjunction with a video or audio chat can collaborate effectively on the project

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Key Features

  • Dotmatics Spaces provides a way of viewing, organizing and collaborating on scientific research data that is held within, or accessible from, the Dotmatics Browser application
  • Dotmatics Spaces inherits the project security of Dotmatics Browser ensuring that data is secured and scientists participating from multiple organizations can only see the data that they are entitled to
  • Dotmatics Spaces resembles note-taking apps, but handles scientific data and offers the ability to bring data in directly from connected databases

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Example SPACES

Spaces is a blank canvas, so users can build a wide variety of teamboards that are important to their project. Here are some examples:

Project Dashboard Space – a teamboard that allows all members of a project to see the current status of the project in real-time. This screenshot shows the latest molecules registered, the latest assay experiments and results, the structures and properties of the lead candidates within the projects, the latest documents and reports related to the project, and a chat feed to allow all members to share information with each other.

Project Triage Space – a teamboard that shows cards for molecules in a project with their latest available assay results and calculated properties. Queues show collective team thinking on which molecules are priorities for development, which are back-ups and which are not worth pursuing. Working together, team members can contribute to the continuous triage of the project candidates into the queues as new molecules are made, or they can make reassignments of existing priorities as new data comes in.

Interactive Design Space – a teamboard that allows a group of scientists to contribute to and maintain a list of ideas about what to make or test next (i.e. virtual molecules). Using the interactive design widget, remote team members can discuss and design new molecules in real-time.