Dear Vocabulary Knowledge Center community,
As of May 11, 2012 the Vocabulary Knowledge Center, as with all caBIG® Knowledge Centers, will no longer be operated by dedicated Knowledge Center staff. The online resources associated with the Knowledge Center, such as forums and wikis, will remain operational; however, new content on them from this date will be 100% community-provided, rather than provided by individuals and groups that are funded by NCI to do so. The Knowledge Center sites are open and free for all to use, and we encourage your continued active participation, so that users may continue to ask, and obtain answers to, pertinent questions relating to these informatics capabilities. Furthermore, please note that the former Knowledge Center personnel are free to continue to post to the Knowledge Center online resources as community members; they are simply no longer paid to do so.
In addition to the peer support made possible by the online resources of the Knowledge Centers, triaged direct support remains available from NCI Application Support which, as always, can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 301-451-4384 (toll free: 888-478-4423). Support is available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. US Eastern Time, excluding government holidays.
NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) expects to continue the provision of informatics support currently provided by the Knowledge Centers, in a manner consistent with such feedback as we obtain from the NCAB ad hoc Informatics Oversight Committee, soon after the launch of the new National Cancer Informatics Program (NCIP). NCIP is not a renaming of the caBIG® program, but rather an opportunity to reevaluate and reshape how NCI supports the informatics needs of the cancer community. If you would like to voice concerns, questions or suggestions beyond immediate requests for support, please contact Anthony Kerlavage (email@example.com).
About the Vocabulary Knowledge Center
Visit the What's New page to review recent and earlier news and announcements.
- Index of Terminologies
Over 100 terminologies listed in a table with links to more information, FAQ, and downloads.
- Knowledge Base Index
Links to articles and papers are separated into domains for easier discovery.
- Vocabulary and Common Data Elements Workspace Virtual Journal Club
This is the face page to the caBIG Vocabularies and Common Data Elements Workspace (VCDE WS) Virtual Journal Club. From here, there are links to Articles, Journals and other resources.
- Standards and Standards Organizations
Information about the wide range of organizations which influence standards including links to their main pages.
- Documentation and Training
Links to documents and presentations for tools.
- Tool Adopters Wiki Pages
Users of our tools are listed along with links to the main pages.
This page contains material that is out of date but is kept available by the Vocabulary Knowledge Center for reference purposes.
- Vocabulary Knowledge Center Newsletters
Communicates significant developments in the Vocabulary Knowledge Center to the community.
- Migration to Confluence Wiki
Information and issues related to the migration of the VKC wiki to the Confluence wiki