Research Article

A SOA-Based Platform to Support Clinical Data Sharing

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The designed and implemented architecture for the management of clinical trials on patients affected by infectious diseases. The light yellow box represents the solution to support the “Interoperable” Tier (adoptable after Ethical Committee approval), while the dark yellow box shows the system which is currently working (“Connected” Tier). Blue arrows represent the standardized call to web services, while red arrows represent not standardized communication adopting property formats. The additional information under the dark yellow box provides technical details about the solution that the authors designed and developed to connect the IXS and RLUS web services with the existing systems.