National Cancer Institute Drug Information System

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name National Cancer Institute Drug Information System
Abbreviated name NCI DIS
Owner/Developer National Cancer Institute
Abbreviated owner NCI
Country United States of America
Languages English
Description Since 1955, the National Cancer Institute has conducted extensive testing of materials for possible activity against different forms of cancer. Over 400,000 compounds have been aquired and the information management problems associated with this effort are best handled by a computer system. The NCI Drug Information System ( DIS ) was set up in 1980 in order to keep track of acquisition, storage, shipping, and testing of drugs at the National Cancer Institute. The DIS consists of 2 major sub-systems: The Pre-Registry and the Drug sub-systems. The Pre-Registry sub-system handles compound acquisition and only is of interest to those directly involved in the acquisition process.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Information System
Sub categories Database
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Not specified
Users access Open access, Free access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Reduction
Purpose Documentation and information
Technology/Tools Non-testing methods (in silico)