Thursday, October 2, 2008

News: cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid® (caBIG®)

The cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid® (caBIG®) initiative announces a milestone in its expansion of support alternatives for end-users, IT staff and senior decision makers implementing caBIG® tools and infrastructure. Three companies, 5AM Solutions, Inc., Ekagra Software Technologies and SRA Corporation, are the first to be licensed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to market their services as part of the caBIG® Support Service Providers Program. Other companies in addition to 5AM, Ekagra and SRA are currently engaged in the licensing process, and will be announced in the coming weeks.

caBIG® Support Service Providers are independent entities that are approved by NCI as meeting specific criteria for performance of support services related to caBIG® needs. There are four categories of support: Help Desk Support; Adaptation and Enhancement of caBIG® -Compatible Software Applications; Deployment Support for caBIG® Software Applications Deployment; and Documentation and Training Materials and Services. Services rendered by caBIG® Support Service Providers to their clients are established under separate business arrangements organized by and between the service provider and its clients.

Visit to learn more about caBIG® Support Service Providers or access those Support Service Providers that are currently licensed. If you are interested in applying to become a Service Provider, you can access past and future announcements for caBIG® Support Service Provider at this site as well.

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