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NCI to Fund caHub Data Resource

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute plans to fund a new data resource to support its Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR) and its cancer Human Biobank Initiative (caHUB), SAIC-Frederick said in a new request for proposals.

The caHUB initiative will provide biorepository and sample processing services, including biospecimen quality assessment, storage, and distribution.

Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this contract will fund a subcontractor to serve as a Comprehensive Data Resource to provide access to caHUB's data and services.

The entity that serves as the CDR will further define, develop, deploy, and operate the caHUB, and it will implement interfaces and coordinate biospecimen ordering and management capabilities with the Comprehensive Biospecimen Resource, which will be hosted by another subcontractor.