About PhysioNetWorks

PhysioNetWorks provides workspaces for members of the PhysioNet community for works in progress that will be made publicly available via PhysioNet when complete. Unlike other areas of PhysioNet, these workspaces are password-protected.

Any PhysioNet visitor can become a PhysioNetWorks member in a few minutes by creating a personal account.

PhysioNetWorks members can view titles and abstracts of active PhysioNetWorks projects (workspaces that include secure archival storage for data or software that will eventually be contributed to PhysioNet). They can also apply to be reviewers or collaborators of projects that interest them in order to access the developing project's file archive.

[Figure showing lifecycle for a PhysioNetWorks project]

Each project has a single owner, who determines its access policy. A project's owner can share it with any or all PhysioNetWorks members, giving each project member read/write access (“collaborator” status) or read-only access (“reviewer” status). A project owner can also transfer owner status to another member of the project with that member's consent. Learn more about projects from the PhysioNetWorks Project Guide.

Each member has a personal (non-sharable) workspace, and can upload up to 100 megabytes of files into it. Any type of research data may be stored, including data in spreadsheets, relational databases, or flat binary or text files.

A personal workspace can be used to prototype new projects. When ready, its owner may request activation of a private project. All requests are reviewed, and activated projects are moved into dedicated sharable workspaces of up to 100 gigabytes (10 GB by default; larger amounts are available on request).

PhysioNet provides daily incremental and monthly full backup of PhysioNetWorks. Data deleted before the most recent full backup are not recoverable. All disks used for storage (on-line or backup) are encrypted and kept in physically secure locations.

What's happening on PhysioNetWorks?

PhysioNetWorks currently has 8681 members and 118 active projects. Log in to learn more about any of the projects listed below:

Quick start

If you are ready to begin, or if you just want to see how PhysioNetWorks can work for you, you can get started immediately:

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Updated Friday, 2 September 2016 at 16:22 EDT

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