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Bioinformatics provides researchers with the tools, information technologies, and analytical methodologies needed to manage the large volumes of data generated by today’s genomic studies, large observational studies, and networked clinical trials—and to harvest insights from the information that is collected. . . . from genomics to clinical trials, bioinformatics capacity becomes a critical asset.
The National Cancer Program: Managing the Nation’s Research Portfolio, 2013

Mission

The NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) seeks to accelerate scientific discovery and facilitate translational research and precision medicine. Its principal activities include developing, coordinating, and deploying enterprise-wide biomedical-informatics and scientific-management information-technology (IT) systems, infrastructure, open-source applications, semantics, and data resources in support of the Institute's research agenda.

News and Events

The Livestrong Foundation launched a new initiative on February 4, World Cancer Day. The initiative's primary goal is to solicit innovative ideas and inventions to address the practical day-to-day needs of people living with cancer. More information about the Foundation's Big C Competition is available at http://bigc.livestrong.org/#/home. Submission deadline is May 15.

View Warren Kibbe’s November 4 presentation to the Institute of Medicine’s 2013 National Cancer Policy Summit.

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National Cancer Informatics Program

NCI established the National Cancer Informatics Program (NCIP) within CBIIT as the Institute's primary biomedical-informatics initiative. The NCIP will build on and extend investments that NCI has made during the past two decades to develop the informatics assets and computational approaches needed to support scientific discovery and clinical application in the postgenomics era.

More information is available about applications and downloads.

NCI Computer Services

CBIIT manages the IT infrastructure that supports scientific and administrative activities across NCI. Intramural services include support for desktop computers and users, core information technologies, network management and operations, centralized network storage, and network security. NCI employees can visit the NCI Computer Services Intranet for more information.

Technical Support

Questions or comments? Contact CBIIT.

CBIIT Speaker Series

The CBIIT Speaker Series is a bi-weekly knowledge-sharing forum featuring internal and external speakers discussing topics of interest to the biomedical-informatics and cancer-research communities.

Next speaker: James Lacey, Ph.D., Wednesday, April 16, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Visit the CBIIT Speaker Series Wiki for more details.

Visit the NCI CBIIT Speaker Series YouTube Playlist to view previous presentations.

NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog

CBIIT leadership, staff, and guests from across NCI and the extramural community use this blog to discuss topics relevant to the future direction of NCIP and other NCI-supported research-and-development efforts centered on biomedical informatics and its role in furthering cancer research and care. Such topics include open-source and open-development initiatives, next-generation sequencing, the promulgation of standards to support interoperability, and challenges surrounding the study and analysis of large, complex data collections, most notably data management and integration.