The main goal of the ViroLab Portal creation was to equip non-technical users with convenient and useful tool for running experiments and using applications. Most important tasks were connected with identifying (authenticating) users, granting them authorisation or revoking them rights to run the experiments, and providing a means for monitoring running experiments and downloading results to local users' machines.
Due to the fact that experiment users, notably virologists and epidemiologists, are the user target group for the ViroLab Portal, it is especially suited for non-technical users. It serves as a single point of access to several applications. In other words, the Portal is the main entry to all functionalities provided by the ViroLab Virtual Laboratory (VL). It allows easy and convenient way of performing such scientific tasks as retrieving virus genotypic information from remote databases or finding out the resistance of the virus based on HIV nucleotide.
Portal implementation for ViroLab is based on a popular open-source
portlet-based web portal framework - GridSphere and following features
have been provided to end users:
At the moment there are eight application portlets deployed to the portal: Drug Ranking System, Database Browser, BAC, Literature Mining, QUaTRO, EMI. To learn how to use each application please read corresponding User Manual listed below.
To have an experience tour through the ViroLab Portal, please follow the link https://portal.virolab.org, and choose your home organization named Guest in the Shibboleth Login field. If the authentication window pops up, use the login data as follows:
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