Purpose-built applications from Accelrys are designed to accelerate innovation and collaboration with mobile access to tasks and projects, both in the cloud and on-premises.
The two apps support key life sciences workflows and real-time collaboration spanning the ScienceCloud workspace and on-premises systems.
ScienceCloud is a secure, SaaS-based, mobile-enabled information management and collaboration environment that improves data and knowledge sharing for globally networked researchers.
Bi-directional integration between ScienceCloud and existing on-premises systems allows life sciences organisations to migrate to the cloud in a measured fashion, continuing to leverage critical legacy applications as long as needed.
“Leading life sciences companies are looking for innovative, cloud-based collaborative research solutions that can address the needs of today’s scientific workforce, who increasingly rely on social networking and mobile communication for productivity gains,” said Matt Hahn, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Accelrys.
“Our new mobile ScienceCloud offering is a game-changer, providing new task-based and project-based applications for the many mobile devices that are rapidly becoming ubiquitous in laboratories today.”
Using ScienceCloud Tasks, scientists working with the Accelrys Pipeline Pilot scientific authoring application and the Accelrys Mobile Collection can build and test mobile-ready protocols supporting key life science tasks and deploy them to mobile users in a networked organisation.
As well as working in the cloud, the application works with local, on-premises Pipeline Pilot deployments, supporting mobile workflows in server-based environments.
The App also enables protocol authors to leverage mobile functions including image capture, location services, chemistry sketching and audio/video/speech handling.
Project teams can produce mobile-optimised charts and graphs scaled to particular mobile devices and assign specific tasks to particular members.
ScienceCloud Tasks is designed to improve workflow efficiency and productivity by enabling mobile-enabled scientists and researchers to view status reports and project dashboards, run scientific workflow tasks (upload images to Notebook, scan barcodes, perform chemical searches, etc.) and share task results with other mobile users.
ScienceCloud Projects allows collaborative teams to communicate around research projects via mobile devices.
Mobile-enabled scientists can access and search real-time project data and engage in project-related conversations, anywhere and anytime, improving collaboration and accelerating innovation by enabling project teams to view project status and communicate results, access, search and share project data, post and read project-related social media-like updates and receive instant notifications of new shared information.
Both Apps are part of an open and growing ecosystem of web and mobile applications developed by Accelrys and third-party software partners to address the current and future informatics needs of externalised drugdiscovery projects.
ScienceCloud Tasks was developed in collaboration with Eidogen-Sertanty, one of ScienceCloud’s early partners.
ScienceCloud Tasks and ScienceCloud Projects are available now as free downloads from the Apple App StoreSM.