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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.

h2. Workspace Logistics

*General Workspace Meetings*
* 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month
* 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
* Telecon: Number 800-593-0616, passcode 2927756 #
* Adobe connect [|]

Additional information is also found on the *[Molecular Analysis Knowledge Center|]* wiki.

Subscribe to the *[ICR listserv|]*.

h2. Upcoming Speakers
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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:

* June 13: Nanomedicine Informatics, Nathan Baker (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) 

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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h2. Recent News

h3. caBIG® Life Sciences Domain Analysis Model (LS DAM) v2.2.23 is Released

 We are pleased to announce the release of the caBIG® Life Sciences Domain Analysis Model (LS DAM) v22.2.23.  The LS DAM providesis a shared view of the semantics for thelife Lifesciences Sciences domain, which includes hypothesis- driven basic and pre-clinical research as well as discovery science.
The changessciences.  The key updates 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:

\-          Introduction of  a new class, _ActivityCollection_, which supports the semantics around collections of activities that may be performed (or planned) regardless of purpose, such as specimen processing activities in a tissue bank or routine maintenance of equipment in a laboratory.

\-          Change of the data type binding from the ISO 21090 data type specification to the HL7 Abstract Data Type R2 (HL7 ADT R2) specification.

 The LS DAM and associated documentation can be found on the [LS DAM wiki site|]:
* [LS DAM 2.2.3 Model Download|]
* [LS DAM 2.2.3 HTML presentation|] [|]
* [LS DAM 2.2.3 Model Documentation|]
* [LS DAM 2.2.3 Release Summary|]
* [LS DAM 2.2.3 Change List|]

h3. New 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, [view the full article|]. {multi-excerpt-include:wikicontent:Exit Disclaimer to Include|name=ExitDisclaimer|nopanel=true}