Is Obama's BRAIN initiative getting enough money?; Forte's CTMS in the spotlight;

Big Data

> Xconomy's Luke Timmerman argues why President Barack Obama's BRAIN initiative, which has a first-year budget of $100 million, deserves more moolah to uncover secrets of the most complex organ anywhere. Column

> Genophen has tapped software from NextBio to "interpret full genome sequencing data" to help craft disease prevention and wellness plans for individuals. Item

Clinical IT

> Context Matters has added patient-reported outcomes to its data platform called Reimbursement Risk Tracker. Release

> PharmaSeek, an investigative site network for clinical trials, has installed the Allegro clinical trial management system from Forte Research Systems. Announcement

Discovery IT

> Dotmatics plans to demonstrate mobile and cloud informatics tools for life sciences researchers. Item