Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI)

Leader: Albert Lai, PhD
Web page:

The mission of the Center for Biomedical Informatics is:

  • To develop an informatics center that will allow clinical and basic science investigators to collect and manage large amounts of gene expression, gene sequence and coded clinical data generated from cancer research studies.
  • To develop Web-based data mining and analysis tools that will allow investigators to generate and validate new hypotheses based on the integration of collected genomic and clinical data sets.
  • To provide a center for publicly accessible data resources, tools, references and protocols that will assist investigators in applying genomics to basic, translational and clinical cancer research.
  • To provide a publicly accessible venue for “publishing” experimental findings and corresponding data sets generated from investigator-based studies.

LOCATION: Cortex Building & 4444 Forest Park Parkway Building

PRICING: Please contact the core for current pricing of services offered.

TO ACCESS: e-mail

As of April 7, 2008, the NIH requires investigators with a publication using Siteman (or other NIH-funded) shared resources to submit (or have submitted for them) their final, peer reviewed manuscripts to PubMed Central(PMC) upon acceptance of publication, to be made publicly available within 12 months of publication. Many journals automatically submit these for authors, but Washington University also has assistance available through the Becker Medical Library. Please see or more information.

PUBLICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We thank the Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) for use of “insert CBMI service here”. This publication was made possible through funding support for CBMI from the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center (SCC) at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) at Washington University in St. Louis. The SCC is supported in part by the National Institutes of Health’s NCI Cancer Center Support Grant #P30 CA91842 and the ICTS is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program grant #UL1 RR024992.