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This new, five-year  grant will provide extended research support to allow Dr. Harper of Oregon State University to continue to develop one of the nation’s leading programs to test the safety of compounds created through nanotechnology. While Dr. Harper has many credits to her name and too many accomplishments to list here, we want to congratulate her on this latest achievement , and we look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Harper through the caBIG^®^ Nanotechnology Working Group. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Harper on this truly outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in her research endeavors.


The Integrative Cancer Research Workspace is producing modular and interoperable tools and interfaces that provide for integration between biomedical informatics applications and data. This will ultimately enable translational and integrative research by providing for the integration of clinical and basic research data. The Workspace is developing a software-engineered, well-documented and validated biomedical informatics toolset for use throughout the research community.

Additional information is also found on the Molecular Analysis Knowledge Center site.

Upcoming Speakers

titleICR WS Teleconference Speakers

Thank you very much for the many suggestions we received for ICR Workspace teleconference speakers.  Based on your feedback, here are the speakers and topics for our upcoming meetings:

  • Feb 22: Deanna Church, NCBI project lead for the Genome Reference Consortium (GRC), will speak about Map Viewer, Ideogram Service, Coordinate Remapping Service and CloneDB. Rakesh Nagarajan, Washington University at St. Louis, will describe the MAGE-TAB export functionality that will be available in caTissue v2.0.
  • March 14: Guy Coates of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will talk about the iRODS genomic data management system.  Philippe Rocca-Serra, Oxford University, will provide a demo of ISA Tools.
  • March 28: Rakesh Nagarajan, Washington University at St. Louis, will give a presentation on operations of the Wash U Genome Center.
  • April 11: Sorena Nadaf will speak about UCSF’s application of NGS technology including data management, interoperability and secondary use of data.
  • May 9: Richard McCombie will talk about the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Genome Center

You are welcome to join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET.

Teleconference information:  800-593-0616 passcode: 2927756
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Recent News

caBIG® Life Sciences Domain Analysis Model (LS DAM) v2.2.2 is Released

We are pleased to announce the release of the caBIG® Life Sciences Domain Analysis Model (LS DAM) v2.2.2. The LS DAM provides a shared view of semantics for the Life Sciences domain, which includes hypothesis-driven basic and pre-clinical research as well as discovery science.
The changes to the LS DAM in this release are described in the Release Summary and include

Changes to the Experiment Core for clearer alignment with the ISA-TAB standard and to address feedback from HL7 Clinical Genomics Work Group collaborators
Deletion of several classes determined not to be in scope of the model
Addition of an LS DAM Users Guide
Report and models from an LS DAM Ontological Representation Pilot project

For a complete list of modifications and additions to the LS DAM v 2.2.2, please see the Release Summary and Change List .  For an exemplar on how the Experiment Core of the LS DAM could be instantiated to support a sample scenario, please see the Experiment Implementation Guide.

The LS DAM v2.2.2 model is available in two formats:

An Enterprise Architect file may be downloaded LS DAM v 2.2.2 EA file
A web based view of the model is also available using Internet Explorer LS DAM v2.2.2 HTML 

titleNew Article: Informatics and Standards for Nanomedicine Technology

A recent focus article in “Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology,” explores nanotechnology and its impact on medicine and biomedical research, as well as the need for informatics standards in Nanomedicine.  To read more about how Nanotechnology has the potential to make medicine more personalized, predictive, and preemptive, click here.

title*Nanotechnology Expert Dr. Stacey Harper Awarded $1.9 Million NIEHS Grant *

Teleconference Materials

The meeting Date is hyperlinked to the notes and hyperlinks in the Executive Summary are for specific presentations