caBIG, the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid, is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  The initiative is supported by an 'open' development community. caBIG offers more than 40 open source tools for adoption and has grouped many of the most popular ones into collections or "bundles" that can be installed as a package or individually. The bundles include:
   • caBIG® Clinical Trials Suite – A comprehensive set of open-source software tools that facilitates electronic management of clinical trials and associated data, and enables comprehensive sharing and integration of clinical research information.
   • Life Sciences Distribution – A set of tools that support a range of life science needs, from tracking and managing  biospecimens to analyzing and integrating microarray data.

The mission of caBIG is to develop a collaborative information network that accelerates the discovery of new approaches for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. caBIG is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and its activities are supervised by the National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics and Information Technology (NCI-CBIIT). The initiative operates through an open development community. The community includes over 50 Cancer Centers, other NCI-supported research endeavors, and a variety of federal, academic, not-for profit and industry organizations.