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U.S. National Institutes of Health
Last Updated: 03/05/10

Goals of SPIN

  • To create a Web-based system capable of searching existing electronic databases to locate human specimens and associated clinical and pathologic data needed for cancer research
  • To enable investigators to query the system and receive a report with data in a structured format
  • To establish protocols for sharing data that protect patient privacy and confidentiality

See more: Shared Pathology Informatics Network
http://spin.nci.nih.gov/