The MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine, performs research that operates at the interface of biology and engineering. By combining creative research with training of a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists, they aim to maintain a leading position in the field of biomedical engineering. 

"The DataHub infrastructure provides MERLN with a backend service for upload, storage and indexing"  




Together with DataHub, MERLN has created a repository cBiT (Compendium for Biomaterial Transcriptomics) that incorporates material science and transcriptomics-based cell biology, with a focus on clinically relevant materials. For this repository the DataHub infrastructure is used as a backend service for upload, storage and indexing. In addition to the cBiT repository, MERLN uses DataHub for archiving their research data.

A custom search frontend was designed and implemented by Dataminded and Hatch that perfectly fits the demands and wishes that were given by members of MERLN. This is textbook example where the generic DataHub infrastructure is enriched with a domain specific extension module. More information about the cBiT repository can be found in this Biomaterials publication

DataHub Services


  • Highly structured datasets
  • Highly enriched datasets
  • Connected to other datasets


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