The Imaging Mass Cytometry Laboratory provides cancer researchers access to the technology to enable pilot studies, collection of preliminary data, and investigations to complement ongoing research. Please submit this form to request a service from the Laboratory. All investigators with a cancer-focused project are welcome to submit.
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed three times per year by an NCI committee (October, February, June). Submitters may receive follow up questions and will be notified of the status of their request the month after the review.
As described in more detail below, submissions will be assessed based on the scientific plan, the need for imaging mass cytometry (IMC) to advance the research, and the potential for broader cancer research impact. Requests where the IMC analyses will be a critical component of an NCI-supported project or future NCI proposal will be prioritized. Priority will also be given to requests from under-resourced institutions without access to IMC or other multiplexed imaging approaches. Willingness to publicly share data from IMC analyses will also be a consideration.
Accepted projects will be incorporated into laboratory workflows based on resource availability. Ensuring projects are completed in a timely manner will require close coordination with the IMC Laboratory team and prompt shipment of specimens and reagents.