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

CHIP-SET aimed to extend the electronic laboratory (e-Lab) concept and software to bring investigators together in a secure on-line environment. The software would 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 would create distributed sense making of data available maximising its usability.

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