University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

CCSG Acknowledgement

Required CCSG Acknowledgement

The NCI requires that publications acknowledge the UPCI CCSG support, and they are tracking compliance. If a UPCI CCSG-supported Shared Resource provided data used in your publication, please include the following statement in the acknowledgment section of your publication(s):

"This project used the UPCI [insert name(s) of shared resource(s)] that [is/are] supported in part by award P30CA047904."

Shared Resource Directors: Please make sure to include this statement on all of your order forms, contracts, etc. as a reminder to your users to acknowledge the UPCI CCSG support.


Services

The CBS offers the following services:

Bioinformatics Services

Provides comprehensive bioinformatics support, from experimental design to data analysis, for high-throughput microarray based gene expression, copy number, Single Nucleotide Polymorhpism (SNP), and methylation studies. The CBS also provides support for data from Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms for ChIP Seq, Cancer Variants and RNA Seq. In addition, CBS is involved in developing the IT infrastructure for data storage, archiving and analysis of sequencing data. In these efforts, CBS collaborates closely with the University of Pittsburgh's computing resources such as the Simulation and Modeling (SAM)'s FRANK compute clusters and also with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) facilities. View FAQs

The CBS is also tightly integrated with the following informatics efforts at UPMC and UPCI:

Data Warehousing and Phenotyping

Establish integration points between disparate clinical and research applications (CoPath/CaRegistry/Tissue Banks) to provide sources for “automated annotation.”

Enterprise Analytics Data Warehouse (EDW) and Personalized Medicine

Build an integrated view of clinical, consumer, and financial data in a central repository. Develop a translational research center to collect, store and analyze disparate clinical and molecular data, including omics data.