Funded by a multi-institutional grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Laboratory of Computer Science (LCS) is the major designer and developer of technology to support a nationwide network for the indexing and retrieval of information related to stored pathology specimens. This effort has enormous implications in the genomics era, when access to specific tissues for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples are becoming paramount.

The Spin software is an open source application released under the LGPL license. The project is hosted at Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/spin-chirps

For more information, please visit the official SPIN website.

LCS Project Contact: David Berkowicz