• Journal Article

The model repository of the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study


Cooley, P., Roberts, D., Bakalov, V. D., Bikmal, S., Cantor, S., Costandine, T., ... Wagener, D. (2008). The model repository of the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 12(4), 513-522. DOI: 10.1109/TITB.2007.910354


The model repository (MREP) is a relational database management system (RDBMS) developed under the auspices of models of infectious disease agent study (MIDAS). The purpose of the MREP is to organize and catalog the models, results, and suggestions for using the MIDAS and to store them in a way to allow users to run models from an access-controlled disease MREP. The MREP contains source and object code of disease models developed by infectious disease modelers and tested in a production environment. Different versions of models used to describe various aspects of the same disease are housed in the repository. Models are linked to their developers and different versions of the codes are tied to Subversion, a version control tool. An additional element of the MREP will be to house, manage, and control access to a disease model results warehouse, which consists of output generated by the models contained in the MREP. The result tables and files are linked to the version of the model and the input parameters that collectively generated the results. The result tables are warehoused in a relational database that permits them to be easily identified, categorized, and downloaded