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The NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog provides a forum for the exploration of ideas and knowledge sharing across the NCI and throughout the wider biomedical-informatics and cancer-research community.

Topics recently under discussion include potential NCI Cancer Knowledge Clouds; NCIP support for open, community-driven software development; and intramural collaborations being pursued by NCIP staff. For a more complete description, scroll through the running list of topics contained in the left navigation bar.


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Recently published articles authored by NCIP staff and members of the community include the following:

Other publications are available in the Bibliography section of the NCIP website.




NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog
Winning an HPN-DREAM8 Challenge: Competition and Collaboration Supporting Open Scientific Research and Development

January 27, 2014 - While working with big genomics data can be very challenging, it can also be fun. And when your team wins a competition, it’s positively exhilarating, as our NCIP Computational Genomics Research Group discovered while participating in the 8th annual set of challenges posed by The Dialogue on Reverse Engineering Assessment and Methods (DREAM) project. DREAM …

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NCI’s CPTAC Releases an Openly Accessible Data Set Primed for Multi-omic Integration

September 27, 2013 - On September 4, 2013, NCI’s Clinical Proteomics Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) publicly released proteomic data produced from colorectal tumor samples previously analyzed as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) initiative.  This is the first release of proteomic tumor data designed to complement genomic data from the same tumors. Since its launch in 2006, the …

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The Future of the Pathway Interaction Database (PID) — A Conversation with Dr. Daoud Meerzaman

September 09, 2013 - The Pathway Interaction Database (PID) is a collection of biomolecular interactions and events involving signaling and regulatory pathways that have been curated from the peer-reviewed literature. Users are able to browse through biomolecular interactions, run computational analyses, or synthesize and combine interactions to establish novel pathways. Begun as a collaborative project between the National Cancer …

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Reducing Friction: An Update on the NCIP Open Development Initiative

August 28, 2013 - I was fortunate enough to attend the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) this summer and heard a wonderful talk by Cameron Neylon on “The Role of Open Source and Open Thinking.”  In his talk, he presented a clever equation for calculating the probability of helping someone through an open source project: P (of helping someone) …

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