The National Institutes of Health‘s (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI) has selected Queen’s University Belfast to help the agency collect and manage breast cancer data for a large research repository project, according to a special notice posted on SAM.gov.
NCI solicited data management support services from the Northern Ireland-based university as the institute aims to build a database of genome-wide association studies under the Confluence Project.
The agency determined a research consortium being developed by Queen’s University Belfast could serve as a key source of information about male breast cancer cases for inclusion in NCI’s planned repository.
NCI said it would award a firm-fixed-price contract for data collection, transfer, storage and access services with a cloud-based technology platform.
The Confluence Project will be built to handle data on more than 300,000 breast cancer cases and 300,000 controls across different races and ethnicities.