Journal of
Engineering and Computer Innovations

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Comput. Innov.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6508
  • DOI: 10.5897/JECI
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 27

Full Length Research Paper

Retracted: RodentSQL: A software suite for colony management of animal protocols

Shrikant Pawar
  • Shrikant Pawar
  • Computer Science and Biology, Georgia State University, USA.
  • Google Scholar
Harshul Batra
  • Harshul Batra
  • Department of Neuroscience, Georgia State University, USA
  • Google Scholar


  •  Received: 22 February 2018
  •  Accepted: 10 April 2018
  •  Published: 31 August 2018

Abstract

Most of the mouse experiments tend to generate a large-scale data, which is needed to be stored and eventually made publicly available. Many research groups still struggle to have central storage and integrated management system of this metadata. Some existing tools like Microsoft excel sheets and couple other colony management web/cloud-based tools are either cumbersome or expensive. There seems a constant need for such inexpensive and uncomplicated colony management software with specific individual database solutions. In addressing this concern, a database application has been developed to meet most of the requirements of such management. RodentSQL is a database application that integrates mouse colony management. It keeps records of phenotype and genotype data for comprehensive data analysis and mining. It is a user-friendly secure system for managing your mouse colony resources. RodentSQL can be used exclusively for mouse colony management for smaller projects or large-scale facilities. Its usage in beta users for managing data of Syrian hamstring mouse has successfully been tested. RodentSQL is offered to the scientific community as open source community software.

Key words: Recordkeeping, SQL database, Rodent, transgenic, colony management.