Early Detection Research Network


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
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
Biomarker Database
A database annotating the EDRN biomarkers under study. EDRN login required.
EDRN Catalog and Archive System
A large-scale repository for capture and distributing data from EDRN studies. Open to the public. EDRN login gains greater access.
Laboratory Catalog and Archive System
An infrastructure for investigators in EDRN to securely capture, process, and dissemination data to other investigators. LabCAS User GuideEDRN login required.
EDRN Specimen Exchange
EDRN Specimen Exchange
A distributed database of specimens within the EDRN. Open to the public.
Research Electronic Data Capture
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.
Virtual Study Information Management System
A tool, developed by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, used to support EDRN validation studies. EDRN login required.
EDRN Protocol Database, eSIS
A database of EDRN protocols. EDRN login required.
EDRN Secure Web Site
Secure Site
An internal EDRN site hosted by the EDRN DMCC for sharing policies and other information. EDRN login required.

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An integrated cancer mutation and expression resource for exploring cancer biomarkers alongside related experimental data and functional information. 



Publications and Media


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).