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FDA Seeks Contractor to Support NCTR Bioinformatics Tools

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking a small business to help support management of two of its genomic data resources run by the National Center for Toxicological Research.

According to a new request for bids, FDA wants an independent contractor to manage and troubleshoot the ArrayTrack and SNPTrack tools, which operate under NCTR's Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics.

The ArrayTrack database was created to provide a solution for managing, analyzing, and interpreting microarray gene expression data used in pharmacogenomics and toxicogenomics studies, and the SNPTrack software stores and organizes data and enables users to access functional information about genes and proteins containing SNPs and gene ontology information.

The contractor will work with the Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics to help manage the division's tools and advise junior staff in methods of writing papers and protocols, develop and update user manuals for the genomics resources, troubleshoot technical problems, and conduct training sessions for using the ArrayTrack database.

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