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Getting Connected with caBIG®

Since its launch, the caBIG® initiative has created a virtual network of interconnected data, individuals, and organizations that work together to redefine how cancer research is conducted. Today, caBIG® connects the U.S. cancer community, including NCI-designated Cancer Centers, the NCI Community Cancer Center Program, NCI SPOREs, NCI Cooperative Groups, community care facilities, academic institutions, and commercial enterprises. "Getting Connected" with caBIG® means deploying caBIG® capabilities to support basic and clinical cancer research and enable cross-study integration and data sharing where appropriate.

Ways to Deploy caBIG®

  • Adopt existing caBIG® software capabilities. Find caBIG® Tools
  • Adapt existing software to be interoperable with caBIG® or to enable interoperability with other tools. Learn about caBIG® Compatibility
  • Use biomedical terminologies, vocabularies, and software development kits maintained by caBIG® to manage and annotate data. Learn about caCORE
  • Implement caGrid technology to connect multiple databases or facilitate making data from diverse legacy systems interoperable. Learn about caGrid
  • Apply appropriate policies, procedures and protections to both define and govern the sharing of data. Learn about Data Sharing

Newcomer Resources

Connecting with caBIG® Outreach Materials

The following presentations are for caBIG® deployment leads to use to communicate with others in their organization about different aspects of caBIG®.

  • caBIG® Program Overview: General outreach presentation, serving as a quick overview of caBIG®, or as a model if you are giving a presentation about the program.
  • caBIG® Deployment Overview: Brief overview of caBIG® mission and benefits, with an overview of the deployment steps, and a look across caBIG® capabilities (tools) and how they address biomedical needs in different domains.
  • Building a caBIG® Project Team: Information on the types of stakeholders that will need to be engaged as part of a caBIG® deployment effort.
  • caBIG® Support Options: Information about the Support options available from caBIG®.

Deployment Planning Documents

These documents were designed to help organizations plan for caBIG® deployment:

  • The caBIG® Deployment Self-Assessment helps determine how caBIG® tools and infrastructure might be deployed to meet research needs. This assessment provides a means to match the capabilities, interests, and needs of the individual institution with the software and support available from caBIG®.
  • The caBIG® Goals Document helps you describe goals for deploying caBIG®. How well might caBIG® support clinical and research programs and goals? This is a template document provided to support formal cancer center deployment efforts in 2007-2008; however, it is a good model for anyone hoping to deploy caBIG®. See alsoGoals Overview Presentation.
  • The caBIG® Implementation Plan Document helps you describe how you will implement caBIG® goals, leveraging caBIG® tools and infrastructure to become caBIG® compatible. This was a template document provided to support formal cancer center deployment efforts in 2007-2008; however, it is a good model for anyone hoping to deploy caBIG®. See alsoImplementation Plan Overview Presentation.

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