The CRC Cell is a repository of clinical data and has a set of services that respond to requests for patient data. A request might be issued by a client cell which is used by a researcher conducting a clinical trial in order to help gather a cohort.
There are two types of clients or users; the contributing client and the browsing client.
The contributing client adds content to the CRC by uploading patient data or deleting data by removing previous uploads.
The browsing client has four possible interactions with the repository cell. The user may create queries that define patient sets, browse previous queries, rerun existing patient set queries and get specific patient data from a patient set.