Aligning tissue banking data models for caBIG interoperability

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6;1109.


MD Anderson Cancer Center strives to share data from its central tissue bank with other institutions via the caBIG data sharing framework. To conform to "NCI Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources", a caGRID compatible model (i.e. caTissue Core/Suite) must be adopted or an existing tissue banking application (TissueStation) must be adapted for interoperability. We present a data model assessment and method used in development of an enterprise strategy for ensuring inter-institution data sharing capabilities.

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Factual*
  • Information Dissemination / methods*
  • Internet*
  • Medical Record Linkage*
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Texas
  • Tissue Banks*