This contract provides funds for the Information Management Services Inc. (IMS) to support multiple data management tasks that support Cancer Diagnosis Program (CDP) activities. The contractor provides support for various activities related to cancer specimen resources created by the CDP such as Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN), Group Banking Committee (GBC) and tissue microarrays (TMAs) to facilitate translational cancer research in the scientific community. Specifically, they provide support and bioinformatics tools with database design, implementation and database management. IMS also provides extensive information technology and biomedical computing support to coordinate and track usage of these cancer tissue specimen resources. They also help with coordination of tasks, meetings and conferences related to activities of these resources. They create and maintain secure web-based central portals using Plone for the CHTN, GBC, and Specialized Strategic Partnering to Evaluate Cancer Signatures Program (SPECS) projects and the Program for the Assessment of Clinical Cancer Tests (PACCT). These web sites facilitate organization of documents, contact lists, calendars, task lists, and email directories. Data management support for special projects initiated by CDP, including highly specialized statistical data processing for ongoing scientific projects, is also provided by IMS.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Resource and Support Contracts (N02)
Project #
261201100060C-6-0-1
Application #
8717532
Study Section
Project Start
2011-08-01
Project End
2017-01-13
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$107,981
Indirect Cost
Name
Information Management Services, Inc.
Department
Type
DUNS #
083656892
City
Calverton
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
20705