Business aspects and sustainability for healthgrids - an expert survey

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;147:163-72.


Grid computing initiatives in medicine and life sciences are under pressure to prove their sustainability. While some first business model frameworks were outlined, few practical experiences were considered. This gap has been narrowed by an international survey of 33 grid computing experts with biomedical and non-biomedical background on business aspects. The experts surveyed were cautiously optimistic about a sustainable implementation of grid computing within a mid term timeline. They identified marketable application areas, stated the underlying value proposition, outlined trends and specify critical success factors. From a general perspective of their answers, they provided a stable basis for a road map of sustainable grid computing solutions for medicine and life sciences.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biological Science Disciplines
  • Commerce*
  • Computational Biology / economics
  • Computational Biology / organization & administration*
  • Data Collection
  • Models, Organizational