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Research Project: New Feature to Increase the Deposition and Analysis of Data in COMBASE

Location: Residue Chemistry and Predictive Microbiology Research

Project Number: 8072-42000-079-06-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 1, 2017
End Date: Sep 12, 2019

Objective:
Develop a new wizard-type feature to facilitate data donations and improve data quality. Produce a new feature that allows users to compare ComBase data to model predictions, as well as a tool to adjust models to user data.

Approach:
A web-based wizard-like feature will be produced and integrated into ComBase webpages, including links from different points within the ComBase Browser and Tools sections to promote donations. A series of web pages will be developed, which will prompt data donors to identify attributes for their data sets. Code will be developed so that the data inputs are automatically transcribed into a uniform format ready for quality control checks, and if approved, subsequently added to the ComBase database. Programming code will be produced to allow the user to import and compare user and/or ComBase data to ComBase model predictions. These data will generate bias and accuracy factors, which will allow users to evaluate model fits, and also to adjust the model for greater accuracy to user/ComBase data. Code will be developed to produce an interface that will allow ComBase data to be imported and plotted on graphs of model predictions. Additional code will measure model bias and accuracy factors, and present the values to users. Users will be able to adjust the model to better fit data, which will results in new customized model parameters.