i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) Integration is a caGrid Community project whose goal is to leverage the caGrid Data Services infrastructure to expose an i2b2 database system to the grid.
i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) is an NIH-funded National Center for Biomedical Computing based at Partners HealthCare System. The i2b2 Center is developing a scalable informatics framework that will bridge clinical research data and the vast data banks arising from basic science research in order to better understand the genetic bases of complex diseases. This knowledge will facilitate the design of targeted therapies for individual patients with diseases having genetic origins. The i2b2 is funded as a cooperative agreement with the National Institutes of Health.