The Canine Comparative Oncology Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) has issued a Request for Proposals for access to samples in the repository. Samples will be provided to awardees at a nominal cost (samples will be provided for free, awardees will need to provide a FedEx account). Applications are due by 5pm EST on August 1st 2017. Applications will be prioritized based on funding, scientific merit, and plan for data release into the public domain. A brief project description (300 word maximum) will be required as part of the application. Tiered sample priority will be based on the following: Tier 1: Requests that have high scientific merit and are supported by grants/awards from the American Kennel Club-Canine Health Foundation (AKC-CHF) or Morris Animal Foundation (MAF). Tier 2: Requests that have high scientific merit and are supported by grants/awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Tier 3: Requests that have high scientific merit and are supported by grants/awards from other agencies (including intramural university sources). Tier 4: All other requests CCOGC RFP 06.16.2017 Please click
In 2007 sample collection began at three veterinary institutions, with a focus on collecting three histologies of interest in the field of comparative oncology (osteosarcoma, lymphoma, melanoma). In 2008, four additional collection sites were added plus four additional histologies. In accordance with the initial goals of the CCOGC, the prospective collection of tissues is now available. By making use of the existing CCOCG Biorepository infrastructure, investigators can have biospecimens collected to their specifications for unique research needs.