NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid program has issued a request for information “to gauge third-party interest in becoming a caBIG service provider,” according to a statement this week from Booz Allen Hamilton, caBIG’s primary contractor.
 
According to the RFI, the caBIG initiative is moving toward “self-sustainability,” which means that participants “will require support services to realize successful application of caBIG tools and products.”
 

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