The three-tier CAP servers architecture [Fonseca et al 2011].
The Cardiac Atlas Project infrastructure consists of three layers of CAP servers architecture. The CAP web server layer provides end user interface to accessing, querying and downloading the CAP data, which is provided by the DCM4Chee web interface. The application server layer securely processes user requests either to download the data via servlets, accessing DICOM data information with WADO, data archiving or querying results. The database server layer stores images in MySQL database and cardiac models with eXist database.
Uploading new data requires extra steps, including checking and de-identifying patient data to comply with HIPAA regulation. Therefore, the upload process is provided separately through the XNAT service.
Intellectual property (IP) can arise during the course of the project from the CAP investigators, for example pertaining to the software tools or methods developed, or from the CAP Users who perform research based on the data available in CAP. Additionally IP can arise from Contributing Studies who have contributed data to CAP. The document below set out the policies and procedures pertaining to IP derived from these sources. They aim to ensure that existing IP remains the property of the owner, and that IP arising from CAP research is attributed fairly to the inventors.