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Biomedical Informatics Group

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The Biomedical Informatics Group is a diverse team of project managers, software architects, developers, data managers, database administrators, system administrators and field support personnel working in concert to deliver enterprise-quality solutions to the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and to Baylor College of Medicine.

Biomedical Informatics Group projects and services are subsidized for all Duncan Cancer Center members and funded largely through grants. Chargeback mechanisms exist for statistical software licenses, data and publication deposition in public repositories and high performance computing.

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Tools and Services

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Our tools and services include, but are not limited to support of:

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Clinical Trials and Population Sciences Research

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OnCore Clinical Trial Management System
Central, online electronic support of all cancer clinical trials with available support of other trials including support for electronic case report forms for data capture, calendars, protocol management, budgeting and financials management, quality control and assurance, etc. The BISR and CTSU jointly provide a robust service model to design forms, create electronic protocols and reports, and assist in execution of the protocol for investigators who do not have sufficient staff to do so.

CAISIS Electronic Data Capture (internal web application only)
CAISIS is a web-based electronic data capture solution for patient care and research integration outside of clinical trials.

Progeny for Clinical Pedigrees (internal application only)
The BIG hosts Progeny Clinical to aid in management of genetic counseling testing and family history data. Contact progeny-support@bcm.edu for more information. 

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Biobanking Research

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Acquire Biobank Management
Central, online electronic for human biobanks, including HTAP (Human Tissue Acquisition and Pathology) and PSB (Population Sciences Biorepository) shared resources, as well as national banking efforts such as the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource and Baylor College of Medicine Lymphoma SPORE site. The College's collection site of Specimens from thousands of participants are currently managed within this system. The Biomedical Informatics Group provides a robust service model to design annotation forms, create electronic protocols, inventory structures, and reports; train new users and provide data quality assurance. Learn more about Acquire Biobank Management or request specimens.

High Performance Computing Cluster
Enterprise-grade HPC cluster running myriad common next generation sequencing pipeline tools and analysis packages with direct-attached, extensible Tier I storage. A tiered pricing strategy is available along with professional support, training and guidance. Contact cluster-support@bcm.edu for more information.

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Biomedical Informatics Group

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Jewish Building, 5th Floor Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030

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