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- . Letters of intent due May 19, 2014. Applications due June 19, 2014 Announces RFA for Development of Software and Analysis Methods for Biomedical Big Data in Targeted Areas of High Need (U01)
- The NCI Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) has announced the release of a data set characterizing proteins and phosphopeptides identified through the analysis of breast tumors that had already been analyzed genomically as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas program. The data were derived from 105 tumor samples representing the four subtypes of breast cancer (Luminal A, Luminal B, Basal-like, and HER2-enriched). The data set is publicly available through the CPTAC Data Portal.
- The CBIIT NanoWG is working with the NCI Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research to submit data to the caNanoLab data repository. A survey is being conducted to learn what data sources are most relevant and to identify where gaps exist in the database. Deadline for responses: August 8, 2014
- New NCI browser 2.3 updates now available: NCI Term Browser and NCI Metathesaurus, including NCI Term Browser 2.3 Release Notes and Metathesaurus Browser 2.3 Release Notes. Both running on new 6.1 version of LexEVS.
Recently published articles authored by NCIP staff and members of the community include the following:
- Gaheen et al., caNanoLab: data sharing to expedite the use of nanotechnology in biomedicine.
- Thomas et al., ISA-TAB-Nano: A Specification for Sharing Nanomaterial Research Data in Spreadsheet-based Format.
- Freimuth et al., Life sciences domain analysis model.
Other publications are available in the Bibliography section of the NCIP website.