Myelin Repair Foundation selects content management software package to accelerate multi-site multiple sclerosis collaboration across five major universities
The Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF), a consortium of research
scientists dedicated to discovering and developing effective
treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), has chosen the Scientific
Software Enterprise Content Manager (ECM) platform for
collaboration and secure document sharing among research
scientists among five major universities.
research team includes principal investigators from Stanford
University, Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University,
Case Western Reserve University, Northwestern University, and the
University of Chicago.
Like many geographically dispersed
organisations, they are challenged with efficiently organising,
sharing and distributing information on the latest discoveries
and effectively collaborating to leverage their collective
Most of this research information resides in the form
of electronic analytical laboratory data, biological images, and
As such, a secure, centralised repository was needed to
enable the collection, management, distribution, archiving, and
retention of the information.
The Scientific Software Enterprise
Content Manager (ECM) platform will provide this capability,
along with features such as access control, versioning, check-in/
check-out, audit trail, records retention, and archiving to
hierarchical storage management (HSM) devices.
Software ECM system is designed to handle the type of information
generated in over 80,000 research laboratories around the world.
"The Myelin Repair Foundation is taking an innovative
approach to research where new information and discoveries among
researchers are shared in real-time" said Russell Bromley,
chief operating officer for the Myelin Repair Foundation.
"To accomplish this we needed a secure, yet easy-to-use
solution to promote online collaboration while protecting
electronic intellectual property.
Enterprise Content Manager (ECM) provides our researchers with a
proven, easy-to-use, web-based solution for total information and
records management to help us accelerate collaborative efforts
among our geographically-dispersed research labs".
Myelin Repair Foundation is a fast-paced, knowledge-intensive
environment with a critical need to consolidate information
locked away in various geographic silos, making it a perfect
customer for our enterprise content management solutions,"
said Soheil Saadat, president and CEO of Scientific Software.
"We're very excited about helping the foundation with
its content and collaboration needs, and look forward to a long
and lasting relationship."