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This section contains a compendium of applications, software tools, database technologies, and Web-based applications in the areas of: clinical trials management, biospecimens, imaging, genome annotation, proteomics, microarrays, pathways, data analysis and statistical tools, data sharing, infrastructure, vocabularies, and translational research. These were developed by both NCICB and participating Cancer Centers, to support the use of caBIG® architecture, facilitate collection of data, and support the analysis and integration of data. They are based on open-source software and free. Download packages include installation elements and documentation. In many cases training is also offered.

The most recent releases are suites of interoperable tools for clinical trials management and life sciences.

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