Reporter 443, 22 November 1999

Smithsonian success for medical software

Innovative computer software to track diseases including leukaemia has won the University a place in the world-famous Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC.

The 'disease registry application' was developed by University computing staff and has attracted interest from across the world.

The software has now been nominated for inclusion in the Smithsonian's 2000 permanent research collection as its 'visionary use of information technology produces positive social, economic and educational change'. Paul Nicholson from ISS said the nomination had given the whole team a lift, and they were looking forward to jetting out to Washington for the awards ceremony.

The 2000 research collection will be on the web at

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