|Project Description: ||The Customized Tool for Data Transfer (CTDT) is designed and developed to automate the customized periodic transfer of data between two different kinds of databases located in different network platforms. The tool was developed for the Joint Center for Structural Genomics (JCSG) of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the Univeristy of California, San Diego. This application is used in transferring the data collected during the crystallization phase of genome sequencing, on a periodic basis at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) to the tracking database which stores the data from all the phases of genome sequencing, Bioinformatics Archival and Retrieval Technology (BART) database of JCSG. This data transfer is implemented in several sequential phases using different modules of this project, which were installed in heterogeneous platforms of the JCSG and GNF local area networks. As the last part of the project, the data was made available to the public via the JCSG web site. This tool was designed in compliance with the agreement between JCSG and GNF according to which there should not be any significant rick to either the intellectual property rights of GNF and the regulatory procedures of JCSG at any given time of this data transfer.