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VCB is one of the largest multi-center collection facilities of its kind in the world, collecting tissue and blood from donors at 26 public & private hospitals in metropolitan Melbourne. VCB has an open-door policy to public and private investigators or companies that have an ethically approved research project. It is customer-focused with an archival collection of >400,000 biospecimens in various storage formats and can support prospective collections.

We wish you health and happiness this Holiday Season and Prosperity in the New Year. Here’s to a healthier and happier 2021!

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Formerly known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE), Next Steps is a longitudinal study which followed a sample of around 16,000 people born in 1989/1990. Participants were interviewed annually for seven waves until they were aged 19/20 in 2010, and then again in Wave 8 at the age of 25. The information collected during Waves 1–7 of the study covered family background and parents’ employment status, young person’s characteristics, attitudes, experiences and behaviours, education and schooling.

Thank you to those who signed up for B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA during ICPE. Due to these unprecedented times we decided to extend our special 10% discount for new subscribers through November 15. Contact us for details or review our subscription rates.

The Victorian Cancer Registry was established in 1939.  This Registry is the longest running comprehensive cancer registry in Australia and among the oldest continuously operating registries in the world. Currently, about 240 hospitals and 30 pathology laboratories notify the Registry of cancer cases. The Registry folks can work with researchers to recruit patients with cancer for research projects. They support research which fosters improvements and innovations in cancer prevention, clinical practice and cancer service delivery.

The COTA database is sourced from electronic health records (EHR) of contributing academic, for-profit, and community oncologist provider sites and hospital systems. COTA contains detailed demographic, diagnostic, molecular and genomic testing, treatment, and outcome data. As of June 2020, COTA’s database is a geographically and genetically diverse set, comprised of rich longitudinal patient records collected from >40 unique locations across North America.

REMINDER: New subscribers who are ISPE members can avail of a 10% discount if they sign up by October 15, 2020.

With B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA you can:

- Search by keyword / criteria

- Compare results

- Save & export search results

- Create database collections

We are offering a 10% discount for first time subscribers of our resource www.bridgetodata.org.
New users must sign up by October 15, 2020. Contact us for more information

There is a growing interest among epidemiologists to investigate genetic risk factors for disease, alongside other risk factors. We present a case study that demonstrates how B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® (www.bridgetodata.org) supports gene-disease association studies by allowing searching for genetic databases, reviewing data elements, and comparing cohorts for pooling.

We may not have a booth at this year’s virtual meeting for ICPE, but you can always visit us at our website to request a demo, view a sample set, or communicate with our DGI Team.