The CHIP-SET project is part of the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research e-infrastructure working group.

CHIP-SET will extend the electronic laboratory (e-Lab) concept and software to bring investigators together in a secure on-line environment. The software will codify methodology making it easier to use data through semantic technologies. By consolidating the best of research and existing data warehouses into a single coherent role and embedding methodology it will create distributed sense making of data available maximising its usability.

Users are able to create sharable snapshots of the collaboration space that include detailed metadata about individual content and the relationships between content. These snapshots are managed as Research Object Bundles and provide an important mechanism for aggregating, identifying and annotating sharable content.