Informatics Core Services (ICS)


Albert Lai, PhD


The mission of the Informatics Core Services 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

NIH PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY: 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 for more information.

PUBLICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: If research supported by the Informatics Core Services results in publication, please acknowledge this support by including the following in your publication(s):

We thank the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) at Washington University in St. Louis, for the use of the Informatics Core Services, which provided __________ service. The Siteman Cancer Center is supported in part by an NCI Cancer Center Support Grant #P30 CA091842 and the ICTS is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program grant #UL1 TR002345.