caB2B hosting update
cancer Bench-to-Beside - caB2B - is an open-source query tool that permits translational research scientists to search and combine data from virtually any caGrid data service. The caB2B suite is composed of three core components: the Web application, the Client Application and the Administrative Module. The caB2B Web Application provides query templates that allow easy search and retrieval of microarray data (from caArray), imaging data (from the National Biomedical Imaging Archive (NBIA)), specimen data (from caTissue) and nanoparticle data (from caNanoLab) across the grid. Searches can be performed on selected locations using either form-based or keyword searches and data can be exported in the CSV format.
With the next planned release of caB2B 3.2.1 in early October, the NCI CBIIT-hosted instance of the system, currently available at https://caB2B.nci.nih.gov will be retired. Public users will continue have access to a hosted version of caB2B through the Georgetown instance at https://cab2b.georgetown.edu/cab2b/ and the Wash U instance at https://cab2b.wustl.edu/cab2b. Additionally, users who would like to install a local instance of caB2B may download the most current installation package from https://gforge.nci.nih.gov/frs/?group_id=172.