The NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) provides for the appropriate use of data science, informatics, and IT, exemplifying a commitment to customer service, teamwork, pride, professionalism and resulting in optimal support of the NCI's mission to accelerate the prevention and treatment of cancer.
National Cancer Informatics Program
NCI established the 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.
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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.
Questions or comments? Contact CBIIT.
NCI Launches the Genomic Data Commons
The Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a unified data system that promotes sharing of genomic and clinical data between researchers, launched on June 6. Starting with data from The Cancer Genome Atlas and other studies, the GDC imports, standardizes, and provides access to cancer genomic and clinical data. Watch a short video about the featuring CBIIT Director Warren Kibbe.
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.
Visit the CBIIT Speaker Series Wiki for more details.
NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog
Check out the latest NCI Informatics blog! Dr. Tanja Davidsen, NCI project manager for the Cancer Informatics Branch, discusses the Genomic Data Commons and its role in promoting genomic data sharing in the research community. Read more on the NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog.
CBIIT leadership, staff, and guests from across NCI and the extramural community use 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.