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Janus

(1) A logical design developed by the FDA for a data warehouse intended to integrate submission data, protocol descriptions and analysis plans from clinical and animal studies into an FDA review environment using a set of validated, standards-based tools to allow reproducible cross-study, data mining and retrospective comparative analysis.
(2) The name assigned to a component of the NCI's Clinical Research Information Exchange (CRIX) initiative, representing a joint NCI/FDA project to develop a physical implementation of the Janus model.
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Janus,

in Roman mythology, the two-faced god of gates; one face looks forward and the other face looks backward.
Janus-faced - marked by deliberate deceitfulness. Synonym(s): double-faced; duplicitous; two-faced
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Such a reading would articulate a metaphysic of violence along lines directly relevant for the contemporary moment; it would also confirm a lesson Watts outlines from the very beginning; namely, that "One reason for the work's enduring force is its critical anticipation of twentieth-century preoccupations" (6) and beyond--a tentacle for Janus-faced critics qua theorists.
The same Janus-faced approach is evident in Europe's response to the Arab Spring.
Haritgan-O'Connor is careful to note the Janus-faced nature of this involvement--"ties" connected but also bound, in a play on words reminiscent of Nancy Cott's The Bonds of Womanhood--but generally maintains a focus on the empowering potential of economic exchange.
Loos's excellent contribution offers insight into the often neglected history of the Muslim southern parts of Thailand and the Janus-faced character of Thai dominion in the south, certainly during the colonial times.
Kashmir is a Janus-faced body politic; while engaging in realistic explorations of the Kashmiri musalmaan's perpetual conundrum of misguided loyalties and politics of fundamentalism, these movies acquaint Indian (and the larger international) audience of the other Kashmir that is non-threatening and idyllic, conducive to tourism/habitation.
Russian attitudes towards the mighty Volga incorporated perhaps the clearest example of the author's 'Janus-faced' ideology (Janus was the Reman god of doors, gateways, beginnings and endings): while Slavophiles, regarding the river as an emblem of nationalism, looked backwards to their society's peasant roots, westernisers looked to the future and outwards to European countries as their model.
While Morone's Janus-faced model specifies a society vs.
This Janus-faced nature of science is, of necessity, governed by a pact of mutual obligation with society--one that offers support, intellectual autonomy, and substantial cultural authority to the practitioners of science and technology in return for greater control over the unknown and intervention in the ills that plague humankind.
Janus-Faced Romance in Pericles" (183-203); Indira Ghose, "Better Days': Cultural Memory in As You Like It" (204-18).
Haggard is a Janus-faced hypocrite who espouses enmity toward homosexuals.
When phronesis is more amply explained in Book 6, it is presented as concerned with one's own good and Janus-faced toward ethical virtue and toward sophia as happiness (NE 1145a 5-6; Burger, pp.