The Georgia Cancer Center's Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core provides expertise in integrative computational-based analysis solutions to basic, clinical, and translational research applications.
Bioinformatics support ranges in scope from simple consultations to more in-depth collaborations. We require the participation of the investigator during the course of our data analysis because we believe that input into the biological parameters are tantamount to success of the analysis.
Campus users have access to several advanced computing servers owned by the Georgia Cancer Center, including a High Performance Computing Server (HPC) that has 544 total compute cores and an aggregated memory of 2.9TB. The system is composed of 15 PowerEdge R430 1U systems (128 GB RAM each node), 1 PowerEdge R830 (high memory 1024 GB RAM node), and a high-speed 40GbE interconnect for intraserver communication. The HPC also houses 652 TB RAW storage capacity known as Qumulo, allowing the functionalities of effective management and maintenance as well as highly efficient analysis of large data sets, and is committed to the Bioinformatics Shared Resource. Training or a knowledge of Linux is required to use the HPC server.
Our mission is to provide collaborative support in all areas of Biostatistics work that include, study design, analysis, and interpretation that may involve interaction with industry, government, and regulatory agencies in the areas of Clinical trials, Epidemiology, laboratory studies, in addition to data mining using local and national databases for hypotheses generation and scientific investigation.
The Biostatistics Core (BC) is dedicated to supporting members of the Georgia Cancer Center in their investigative studies and clinical trials. Researchers will find expertise in planning, conducting, analyzing, and reporting, and designing studies relative to clinical trials as well as epidemiologic, and population-based studies.
The Biostatistics investigators also conduct independently sponsored research in statistical analysis, data mining using the Cancer Center registry data, clinical and laboratory, SEER and other national data bases. These studies can greatly benefit the work of Cancer Center members. Some biostatistics core are faculty at the department of Population Health Sciences and provide educational programs to meet the need of the GCC investigators.
For more information please go to the Biostatistics & Bioinformatics section on the Shared Resources page.