PURPOSE and SCOPE: The bioinformatics service is a function of YCAS which serves as the Biostatistics Shared Resource for Yale Cancer Center (YCC). It is a highly interactive team of cancer biostatisticians who work collaboratively with basic, clinical, translational and population science researchers to advance the frontiers of cancer medicine and public health. Yale Cancer Center (YCC), in conjunction with the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS), provides for the biostatistical needs of the entire YCC.
The services encompass bioinformatics support to YCC members on study designs, analysis, and grant and manuscript preparations. We aim to provide high-quality, cutting-edge and custom data analyses, as well as consultation and training/education for high throughput genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and other high-throughput data sets.
The best mechanism for engaging the BSR is through percent effort inclusion on grants. Absent this, there are limitations on the number of hours that can be dedicated to any individual project. The following guidelines will be used to prioritize the utilization of the BSR and to ensure fair utilization by the entire research community at YCC.
PRIORITIES: The priorities listed below will be used to triage and prioritize which studies will be eligible for BSR utilization. BSR resources are available only to members and associate members of the YCC for cancer related projects.
(a) Top priority is given to members with peer-reviewed funding, peer-reviewed grant applications, investigator-initiated protocols being developed from Yale discoveries, PRC-approved clinical trials, and trials under development. (b) Second priority is given to members with non-peer-reviewed grants and clinical studies. (c) Lower priority is assigned to non-investigator initiated industry sponsored trials, unfunded laboratory studies, and retrospective database studies.
These priorities reflect the maximum number of hours that the biostatisticians may be able to dedicate to any particular project without compensation.