Gazelle is a test bed aimed to test the interoperability of eHealth information systems. It is developed by IHE Europe with the support of several other IHE countries (USA, Japan, Korea, and Australia). The development was initiated in 2006 with a team of developers at INRIA and continued with the team moving to Kereval. The development of the Gazelle Test Bed is the second generation of Test Management tooling that IHE developed.
The first generation tooling was initiated in 2002 with the development of a tool called “Kudu” based on Postgresql and PHP. This first generation tool allowed IHE to structure the connectathon process and to improve the quality and auditability of the testing performed during the connectathon.
In 2006, with the growth in the number of participant to the connectathon, it became clear that the tool had to move to a more robust platform in order to support the load and the scalability of a large project. The choice of Java and Jboss was then made and a development team was established at INRIA Rennes.
In 2011 the Gazelle Test Bed project reached maturity and it was decided to move the development team to a company specialized in testing (Kereval in Rennes) in order to offer a more robust software development environment and deploy a quality management compatible with the certification requirement of ISO 17025 and Guide 65.