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The EDRN provides a comprehensive informatics activity which includes a number of tools and an integrated knowledge environment for capturing, managing, integrating, and sharing results from across EDRN's cancer biomarker research network.

See also the Informatics FAQ: frequently asked questions—with answers.


EDRN Knowledge System
Both public and secure access to the programmatic and scientific results of EDRN research. Open to the public. EDRN login gains greater access.

Biomarker Database
A database annotating the EDRN biomarkers under study. EDRN login required.

A large-scale repository for capture and distributing data from EDRN studies. Open to the public. EDRN login gains greater access.

An infrastructure for investigators in EDRN to securely capture, process, and dissemination data to other investigators. EDRN login required.

EDRN Specimen Exchange
A distributed database of specimens within the EDRN. Open to the public.

A tool, developed by Vanderbilt University, used to support study management. REDCap login required.

The Diagnostic and Biomarkers Statistical (DABS) Center is sponsored by EDRN to promote application of sound statistical methods in the evaluation of diagnostic/prognostic devices and biomarkers. Software, guidelines, datasets, and educational materials are available. Open to the public.

A tool, developed by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, used to support EDRN validation studies. EDRN login required.

A database of EDRN protocols. EDRN login required.

Secure Site
An internal EDRN site hosted by the EDRN DMCC for sharing policies and other information. EDRN login required.



  • Common Data Elements. A set of EDRN CDEs developed by the program to support data annotation and sharing.
  • EDRN Standards. Information, guidelines, and recommended practices to follow when developing EDRN-compliant informatics tools.

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EDRN informatics leadership is provided by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's EDRN Informatics Center and the Fred Hutchinson EDRN Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC).