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NCI's caBIG Seeks Third-Party Service Providers

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.”
 
Under the proposed service provider program, third-party organizations will provide user application support, informatics architecture and development support, code development services, and other services.
 
Service providers would be compensated directly by the organization that is benefiting from the support services, according to the RFI.
 
The RFI can be downloaded here. Responses are due Oct. 26.

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