The Online Registry of Biomedical Informatics Tools (ORBIT) Project is the result of a collaboration of more than 30 researchers, developers, informaticians, etc. across more than a dozen academic and federal research organizations. It was created to provide researchers and developers with a single, simple way to register and find open source software resources. ORBIT was created by and for biomedical informatics researchers, leading to features we hope will be useful for others in the community.
Current functionality includes:
Faceted classification or free text searches for contributed resources
Facets designed by / for the open source software developer such as license type, available documentation types, etc.
A 5 star ranking and comment system
Email notification to contributors when comments are made on their contributions
The ability to 'follow' projects through email or RSS feeds
Users can also follow ORBIT on Twitter @ORBITProject
ORBIT is built on Joomla.
Make Orbit Better
We strongly encourage all those interested in making ORBIT better to send us a note.
Lead designer of ORBIT is Leonard D'Avolio, PhD (VA Boston Healthcare System & Harvard). Many kudos and thanks to lead developer Robert Hass (U. Penn CS student & summer intern at VA Boston) and supporting developer Thien Nguyen (VA Boston). Significant contributions were made by Dina Demner Fushman (NLM), Wendy Chapman (U. Pitt), Lalitha Viswanath (VA Boston), Elizabeth Chen (U. Vermont), Cheryl Clark (MITRE Corp), and Robert Futrelle (Northeastern).
VA Boston Healthcare System U. S. National Library of Medicine American Medical Informatics Association NLP Working Group
Intended User Types
NLP researcher or developer
Added notification support for comments and resource updates