||3U01CA078266-05S3 Interpret this number
||Delivery of the Cgn Information Resource Database
DESCRIPTION: (Applicant's Description)
This applicant undertakes to deliver and maintain the Cancer Genetics
Network (CGN) information resource database (i.e., objective 3 as specified
in the RFA). The sub-objectives include:
1. Centralized data management, and ready access of the data to authorized
users. 2. Quality assurance of the contents of the database. 3. Tracking
of biospecimens such as tissue samples, as part of an inventory management
This proposal does not address the tasks of subject recruitment
coordination, primary collection of information, study design and
statistical analysis, all of which are part of objective 3. The
investigators will provide informatics support to other ITG investigators
who are funded to carry out these tasks as and when needed.
Creation of the database will involve integration and porting from other
Internet-accessible, client-server systems that the investigators have
previously built to address the management of clinical data, gene
characterization data and biospecimen inventory. The database will be
accessible over the World-Wide through a standard browser. The advantages
of a Web solution include lower distribution costs, simplified setup and
maintenance, and end-user hardware platform independence. The database will
incorporate security measures to limit unauthorized access, and restrict
viewing and editing of data from individual studies only to the users who
are appropriately authorized.
Input of data into the system will come primarily through periodic bulk
import of data that is maintained locally at individual nodes in the CGN.
Informatics assistance will be provided to the individual nodes to assist
the task of data exchange, and when necessary, to assist the design of local
data collection systems.
None. See parent grant details.