Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid

Short Name: 
caGRID

The cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid®, or caBIG®, is a voluntary, virtual, informatics infrastructure; it connects data, research tools, scientists, and organizations to leverage their combined strengths and expertise in an open, federated environment.

caGrid is the underlying service-oriented infrastructure that supports caBIG®. Driven primarily by scientific use cases from the cancer research community, it provides the core infrastructure necessary to compose the Grid of caBIG®.

caGrid provides the technology that enables collaborating institutions to share information and analytical resources efficiently and securely, while also allowing investigators to easily contribute to and leverage the resources of a national-scale, multi-institutional environment. (source: official website)

Overview features: http://cagrid.org/display/cagrid13tutorials/caGrid+overview

Short Description: 
A voluntary, virtual, informatics infrastructure, connecting data, research tools, scientists, and organizations to leverage their combined strengths and expertise in an open, federated environment
Application Type: 
Res
Development
Latest Version: 
1.3.0.2
Latest Version Date: 
2009-03-31
Licensing/Access
Licensing Mode: 
caGrid 1.3
Means of Acquiring Software: 
Download
Implementation
Current Implementation: 

US National Cancer Institute; Portals are here: http://cagrid-portal.nci.nih.gov/web/guest/home

Business Models: 

The application is an initiative of the US National Cancer Institute

Timestamp: 
2010-08-04 23:11:09