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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) 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 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.

News

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 GDC 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.

Next speaker:  Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, NCI Clinical and Translational Imaging Informatics Project (CTIIP), Wednesday, July 6, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET

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

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 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.